Praia da Ilha de Tavira

The Algarve

Beach on the Ilhe de Tavira in the morning light, Tavira, Algarve, Portugal

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This huge white-sand beach at the island's eastern end, opposite Tavira, has operators for water sports (such as windsurfing and kitesurfing), beach bars and a campground in summer. Outside the peak months of July and August, it feels wonderfully remote and empty.