Isla de Tavira
Attractive, sandy island reached by frequent ferryboats from the mainland.
It’s about an hours drive from Ferragudo to Tavira, leaving the A22 motorway at junction 16 and continuing 4 km along the N270 signposted Tavira. Follow signs for Centro, passing this delightfully pretty old town. Upon reaching the river, turn right southwards, signposted Praia. Continue along riverside past the salt flats and at the end park wherever possible.
Continue by foot to ferry pontoon at the end of the road. The ferries leave frequently but have no set timetable. Tickets cost €1 each return and are bought on the boat. Check time of last boat or you may have to pay for a boat taxi!