Ilha de Cabanas – the complete guide
Ilha de Cabanas is an island near the coast of Tavira. On the island you can find the Praia das Cabanas, also known as Cabanas Beach. The beach is very long and narrow and is situated in front of the town of Cabanas de Tavira. The beach is also highly rated on TripAdvisor. According to the TripAdvisor community, this is the #3 thing to do in Tavira.
The beach is relatively not very crowded, compared to other beaches in the Algarve. Ilha de Cabanas is mostly visited by Portuguese families and some tourists. With the beach stretching for several kilometres, you will surely find a nice spot. If you are willing to walk a couple of minutes on the beach, you will be able to truly enjoy the island quietly, without many people around you. That is why this beach is one of the most peaceful beaches in this part of the Algarve.
The sand on the island is white and very soft. The beach and the sea water are very clean, but the water can be quite cold. This is one of the best beaches in the Algarve to enjoy a long walk on the beach.
How to get there
It is only possible to access Ilha de Cabanas by boat. A round trip journey by water taxi from Tavira is quite cheap (around € 1,50 per person) and takes only a couple of minutes.
Ilha de Cabanas – Facilities
When you arrive on the island, you will see the Paradise Beach Club. This cafe has showers, toilets, food and drinks. There are also several restaurants in the village of Cabanas, along the waterfront. Here you can taste the local specialties.
Facilities in Ilha de Cabanas:
• Restaurant: yes
• Bar/club: no
• Toilet: yes
• Shower: yes
• Water sports: yes
• Sunbeds: yes
• Parking: no
• Lifeguards: yes
• Blue flag beach: yes