When leaving the estuary, you find the beaches of Tavira, which are undoubtedly a recommendation. Accessible by ferry boats that make a regular crossing, the most popular beach is probably the Island of Tavira, with restaurants, bars and a well-known camping site. The neighbouring beaches are Terra Estreita, Barril and Homem Nú, but for those who like to hear nothing but the sound of the waves, a short walk is enough to find quieter areas. Barril Beach in Santa Luzia – a village known as the octopus capital – was once a local tuna fishing community and the abandoned huts are now shops and restaurants. The anchors that were left from the old fishing fleet were put to rest on the sand dunes and are known as Anchor Cemetery. Last but not least there is the Island of Cabanas, where many sporting activities take place every day thanks to favourable wind conditions.