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Praia do Barril

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Address: Aldeamento Pedras Del Rei | Santa Luzia, Tavira 8800-531 Tavira Portugal, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 281 380 600
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Sand glorious sand

Backed by a cafe that gives attentive service, visitors walk past giant anchors, limited to anchoring the sand from wind movement, to reach a gloriously empty beach that stretches... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Tavira, Portugal

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Tavira, Portugal
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Backed by a cafe that gives attentive service, visitors walk past giant anchors, limited to anchoring the sand from wind movement, to reach a gloriously empty beach that stretches in both directions. This is not to be missed if you are visiting the area and the walk or train ride to reach the beach is a fun activity, particularly loved... More 

Thank JanetGould
Paris, France
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed so much! the little train is the begining of the trip v: children adored! Quiet place, perfect to spend a day at the beach!

Thank suzonmarthe
Tavira, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in Tavira and this is one of the beaches we take visitors to. Lovely unspoilt beach and not too crowded. After a great walk through the pine forest and over the waterway 20 mins or you can take the little train, good for small children. There is a fabulous cafe that is open everyday except Xmas day. We... More 

Thank lompstermash
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must be one of the best beaches in Europe. Safe new car park Take the little train or walk a delight Free toilets and shower A choice of little cafe at realistic prices In season lifeguards at hand Then the beach !! Walk for miles or relax what a way to spend the day glorious!!

Thank rabnud
Tavira, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely sandy beach on the Atlantic coast of the island. Life guard in summer when the beach is very popular. The old anchors are an iconic site on this beach. A small train runs to the beach from the road. A few cafes and and couple of shops.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Walked from St. Luzia near Tavira out to the beautiful Praia do Barril. There's a little train (1.50€ single) that takes you out to the beach or just walk along the track for 20mins if it's not too hot! Several restaurants/cafes along the beach, they seemed expensive, we didn't eat at any of them. The beach was really beautiful, long... More 

Thank luvOz2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is an old Tuna fishing village on the island near Tavira now hotel and cafes etc. In October was open but only busy on sunny days. Worth the 1 hour walk from the Tavira end of the island or from St Lucia on the mainland which you can walk to from Tavira on Ecovia.

Thank JonTalbot
Nagpur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Has one of the most interesting approaches.. via a white bridge and then a quaint little train.. you could also forgo the train and walk the 1.5 km to find yourself at a quiet clean beach. Warm friends compensate for the cold water.. only issue is the last train back is at 6.30 pm so if you want to save... More 

Thank Thumbelina2015
Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Then you will love this one! We took a local bus from Tavira to Pedras del Rei, then crossed a footbridge to the other side of the channel. It's another kilometre walk to the beach or you can take the shuttle (1.20€ one-way). Beach was not crowded, great shell hunting; water cold! Food and drink pricey like all beaches are.... More 

Thank Piscesman1946
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Great ocean views. Cute train journey but could easily have walked. Take togs for a swim if it's nice. Only one cafe open- but over priced but Ok. A must see if you are visiting Tavira. Combine it with a visit to Santa Luzia.

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