This municipal site is in a fantastic location next to the fishing quay, close to the town beach, cafés, restaurants, daily market and walking distance to a good sized supermarket. It was worth putting up with a bit of town noise (youths, mopeds and cafe pop music) and the atmosphere on the streets was friendly. We liked the fact that profits from the site go towards local facilities in this unspoilt town.
The site was quite full in December, with plenty of people spending the winter here, so we found it hard to find a pitch in the sun. Pitches are charged according to size and the cheaper ones were a bit tight even for our small van - we traded up to the next size. The staff were pleasant and the cafe/bar was open every day and evening serving coffee, good wine and a limited selection of hot food. On the downside the washrooms are dated and cramped (but clean); cold water to all taps and only two 'hot' showers in two of the three blocks which produced a fine spray of lukewarm water.
We walked the dog on the town beach each day but we can also recommend taking a water taxi out to one of the sand dune islands for seemingly limitless beach walking with not another soul in sight. Out of season, with no regular boat running, we paid €10 return for two people and the boatman collected us reliably from our deserted beach!
To start we only intended staying a couple of nights at Camping Fuzeta just to recharge the batteries and get the washing done. The fact that we are still here after eight weeks speaks volumes for the site and the town! The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and although some of the facilities are in need of updating they are always kept spotlessly clean. There is a new restaurant/snack bar on site which for the price of a coffee gives unlimited wifi access. The site is very convenient for the town with plenty of shops and a good size supermarket 15 minutes away or 5 minutes on the bike. There's also a covered market selling fresh fish, meat and vegetables just 5 minutes walk away. The town is served by a very good train service to Olhão, Faro and beyond and Tavira and Spain in the other direction. During the winter months the town is very much as it was 20 years ago, a sleepy little fishing town only getting busy during the height of summer. There are good discounts to be had for long stays but these end at the end of May. All in all the perfect place to spend the winter and early spring!
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