Beaches of the Algarve
Beaches - Guesthouse Algarve, Tavira
The beaches in the Eastern Algarve are situated for the larger part in the National Park of the Ria Formosa. The beaches are wide, outstretched and calm. Every beach-lover will find his or her favourite spot on one of our beaches. Whether you are looking for water sports, café´s and restaurants, just that very quiet place where you will be alone, even in the high season, or the nude beach; the Eastern Algarve offers it all.
From the Eastern Algarvian beches, Fuseta is the nearest to B&B Cas al Cubo. Fuseta is a cosy fishing village that offers two beaches. The small beach that starts at the end of the harbour hosts a nice sandwich restaurant and bar, Borda d´água: and due to it´s location within the lagoon it is perfect for small children. For the island beach, the town offers a regular boat service and on the beach, you can hire parasols and comfortable beds. The beach also offers a small but excellent beach bar.
Olhão itself does not have a beach. But from the quay in Olhão, the ferry´s to Armona and Culatra have a regular service. These two beach islands offer long stretched beaches where the people simply seem to disappear. Armona is a bit busier then Culatra due to the fact that it hosts a small holiday park. Culatra offers no hotel facilities and offers a home to just the families of the fishermen that have lived there for two centuries or more. The beaches are wide and a stroll from one end of the island (Cultra) to the other end (Farol) offers a nice day trip.
Barril and Tavira
Both beaches are situated on the Ilha da Tavira, or the island of Tavira. Of the two, Ilha de Tavira offers most restaurants and entertainment, due to the fact that the island hosts a campsite in the summer months. The beach is wide and clean and if you fancy a stroll, after fifteen minutes, you will find yourself virtually alone. 5 Miles south of Tavira, Praia do Barril beach is also a very popular location. It is the only location where a beach can be reached on foot, renowned for the small diesel train running you towards the beach. The anchors on the dunes are a small reminder of the tuna fishing industry that once offered the people of this area their livelihood. Praia do Barril offers services for disabled people, a choice of water sports, several restaurants and again, for the lovers of peace and quiet, a wide stretched beach that is officially appointed nude beach after about 2 miles.
Fabrica en Manta Rota
Praia da Fabrica is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve. It is the only place where you can cross the lagoon to the beach island walking at low tide. The natural surrounding is amazing and mostly untouched. The beach does not offer any bars or restaurants, umbrella´s or sunbeds, hence it is a mostly quiet place, visited a lot by local beach lovers. The neighbouring village, Caçela Velha, offers two excellent restaurants for lunch or dinner. At Manta Rota beach, the Ria Formosa Natural Park ends. Here you can park your car again at the long and wide white sandy beach. The sea is generally calm here and the sea bottom does not run down steep. For smaller children that is ideal. Manta Rota offers an excellent restaurant: Restaurante Cha com Água Salgada for a great lunch or dinner. The beach offers several water sports, among which water scooter rides.