Beaches near Tavira you should visit
All beaches of Tavira are located on islands, which are part of the natural park of Ria Formosa. The best way to reach the islands is by boat. The beaches of Tavira are known for their beauty, making many visitors wish they would stay longer in the Algarve. The sea water temperature here is warmer than in the western part of the Algarve. This makes these beaches great for swimming. Below you will find our selection of the best Tavira beaches to visit.
Ilha de Cabanas
Ilha de Cabanas is a long and narrow island in front of the town Cabanas de Tavira. The island stretches for many kilometres, which means you will always be able to find a good spot. Moreover, the island is perfect for long beach walks. The beach itself has soft sand and crystal clear water. Visiting this beach is a great day trip.
Praia de Ilha de Tavira
Praia de Ilha de Tavira is the main beach of Ilha de Tavira (Tavira Island). It is one of the best beaches near Tavira. The beach on the island stretches for as far as the eye can see. It is a great place for long beach walks. The beach is very popular among Portuguese families and is the perfect day trip from Tavira.
Praia do Barril
Praia do Barril is situated on Ilha de Tavira. The most unique thing about this beach is its anchor cemetary, which consists of more than 100 anchors in the sand. These anchors are a memory of the time when the tuna fishing industry was vibrant here, in the first half of the 20th century. When the tuna moved to other waters, the tuna fishing industry here vanished. A bizarre sight remains.