Fábrica beach, located in the Ria Formosa Natural Park, is still an nature hightlight of the Algarve, having already been identified as one of the best in the world by Traveler magazine.
The beach is located in Cacela Velha, between Tavira and Monte Gordo city. Cacela Velha is a small village next to the Ria Formosa with a old wall, church and a few little houses. It's a very peacefull place, even in the peak of the summer. In the direction of Monte Gordo you will find the Manta Rota village and in the direction of Tavira you will find the small place called Fábrica. The Fábrica is an area next to the Ria Formosa, with some restaurants and summer holidays houses.
To access to the beach you have two options: empty tide you can pass the Ria Formosa on foot but at full tide you need to take the small fishing boats that will take you to the beach. The beach are practically untouched and it retains almost wild beauty and from the beach you can see the Bay of Monte Gordo, the church and fortress of Cacela Velha, the Island of Tavira, the Island of Cabanas and other highlands of the Algarve, Praia da Fábrica has ample sand and water calm and also warm.
Parking is the most complicated aspect. If you arrive early you can find a parking right next to the restaurants in the Fabrica small village. When you do not find a parking place in the village you have to leave the car on the access road to the village, and if you arrive later, you will have to leave the car well away from the village zone. However, it will be worth. Just walk to the beach and the water temperature will make you forget the walk that you maked.
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