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Praia do Barril, Tavira

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Relax at the tranquil Praia do Barril, considered one of the most beautiful, peaceful, and environmentally conscious beaches in the region. Sit back in the sand, dip your toes in the water, and soak up the sun along this quiet, typically crowd-free beach. You can participate in a variety of watersports, or go on a walk or bike ride to take in the local wildlife, including many waterfowl. The area features plenty of shops and cafes, too. Make Praia do Barril part of your personalized Tavira itinerary using our Tavira trip itinerary planner.
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  • 6 adults and 2 children under 3. The little train there and back was really fun for the children. The beach is clean and just the right size for small children. We had a great time here and also went ...  more »
  • Beautiful white sand, sunbeds and umbrellas to rent at a reasonable price, toilets and restaurants nearby for lunch - what more could you want. We loved this beach, the train ride to it watching the c...  more »
  • I was lucky enough to be staying in a home within 5000 steps of Barril Beach - magnificent. If you get too tired there is a small train going there and back on a regular basis costing €1.30 each way b...  more »
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  • You have to walk at least 30min to get to the beach, especially for the naturist area, but the way towards is very beautiful, the beach is wide and clean, and there are very few people(June). No-one disturbing you and a beautiful 'hinterland' without buildings or noisy cars.
  • The sand is so beautiful, but the sea water has some funny smell. Curious how the local Concil deal with the local waste water.
  • Beautiful beach. Easy to get to either by walking (there's a foot bridge) or you can use the rail car. Once there, there is an area with restaurants, changing rooms and toilets. The beach itself is beautiful with fine white sand. We were there in mid November (daytime temperature was 21° C), and the beach was practically deserted.
  • Fantastic beach. One of the best in the Algarve. Catch the train to arrive. A few restaurants. Great day out.
  • Why not have lunch in Santa Luzia and then walk it off with a visit to this endless beach? For the hot summer months there is a small gauge diesel train that runs the few hundred metres from the pontoon bridge out to the beach. The beach is all but endless and you can follow it east all the way back to Tavira. There is a beach cafe and a restaurant at the back if the beach and huge anchors from the tuna nets set into the sand. Of course, the tuna industry hereabouts ended in the 1970s after a century or more of overfishing.

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Where to stay in Tavira

Tavira boasts a selection of affordable accommodations. Check yourself into a family-run bed and breakfast or small-time hotel as an affordable option with a quiet atmosphere among the city's array of whitewashed homes. Stay in a guesthouse or private apartment tucked into the residential neighborhoods along the banks of the Gilao River for a great view over the waterway and across to the other side's historical waterfront buildings. Alternatively, you can opt to pay a little more to stay in one of the more upscale hotels located in the residential neighborhoods north of the freeway; these require transportation into town but feature pools, restaurants, and plenty of amenities.
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