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. Using our world travel planner, Tavira attractions like Praia do Barril can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Lovely place lovely staff and great and delicious food would definitely go back again as I really enjoyed  more »
  • I went with my partner, after researching a bit about Tavira. To get to the beach can do so in a little train for € 1.30 or following a path parallel to the rail, but walk. In this way you can enjoy the scenery and take out some very nice pictures, but if it is hot I advise that you take the train. After arriving you will find an enclosure filled with bars, facilities, services, shop and a museum. The stretch of sand is enough, there are several meters until you reach the water, and does not cover to walk enough. I went in May and had many families, many children, since it is ideal because of the large area to enjoy a good day. It is also the "famous cemetery of anchors" which commemorates that once was of the fishing areas! While you're walking to the river many crabs, they may be hiding and leaving the ground, mud from the River, it is also an attraction for children; as well, you can find people who pick up clams. I hope you enjoy it!
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  • I probably selected the singlemost worse day in years to go there. A nice walk along the railroad led me to a deserted coastline. I Got the whole island for myself, no wonder A full gale an its rainin...  more »
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  • A lovely walk from the free parking to the beach some 2km. A train ride is also possible, payable. Beach is clean and idyllic. The cemetery of anchors is a great photo stop! Small cafes offer cheap coffee and food, too. Clean and free toilets.
  • This beach has a real feel of history about it, the anchor graveyard is so unusual and the little train service from the main road to the beach is a lovely treat.
  • A very interesting place to visit. The history of tuna fishing on the Algarve.
  • This beach is great, even though the floors get a little hot & the service in the restaurant was slow, I still had a fantastic time. Food was good; Plenty of choice on restaurants/bars.
  • Fun getting there. Although hike to naturist part. Just love this beach
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