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Advice on buying property  

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Hi All,
New to the forum. Looking to buy a house in Portugal and needed some preliminary advice:
- We are looking at the Algarve but wanted to be in a region where the sea is swimmable ( temperature wise ) at least during the peak of summer. Understand that that means closer to the Spanish border. Can someone point me towards towns / villages that one should be looking at?
- Recommendations on real estate agencies which have a functioning website so one can do some short-listing before embarking on physical house-hunting.
Thanks in advance.

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Hi @nocando

For East Algarve, I recommend you take a look at Tavira and the surrounding area. There are plenty of great beaches in this area. I used to live in Cabanas (just outside Tavira). It has an amazing beach which is an island and you take a 5 minute ferry (costing 1 Euro) to access. Another is Praia do Barril where I once swam in October without problem. This beach also has a nudist section at the far end 😉 


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