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.
Praia do Barril Reviews
Agréable endroit pour profiter du soleil. Dunes avec fleurs assez inattendu de voir ça . Ancres de marine en déco. Bel après midi. more »Nice place to enjoy the Sun. Dunes with flowers unexpected enough to see this. Marine anchors in Deco. Nice afternoon.
A beautiful beach between Tavira and Saint Luzia. Lots of free parking on the road outside St Luzia and a dedicated car park but can also be accessed from Tavira beach. There are also service busses f... more »
One of my favorite spots in the East side of the Algarve. Praia do Barril is gorgeous. The beach is (10 minutes) by walking or 6 minutes by the little local train from the car park or bus stop to the Barril Beach. We used the little train. It only cost €1.60 (one way) and I like the fact that we are supporting the local community. Kids love the little train and there are seats reserved for prams. Bar & restaurants at the Barril Beach serving the best of the fish or snacks food like hamburgers, hot dogs, toasts. Shops and souvenirs available. There is toilets at the island and the long golden sand coastline is amazing. Take some nice pictures of the Anchor ⚓ cemetery full of history at the main entrance of the beach.
A great place to visit with lovely views across the wetlands. The walk down to the beach is 10-15 minutes but is really picturesque and interesting. The beach matches the views on the way and our children loved it there.
Places to stay near Praia do Barril
Plan your trip to Tavira
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
Side trips from Tavira
Hidden gems in Tavira
Outdoors in Tavira
Nearby attractions in Tavira
Kid-friendly things to do in Tavira
Duration: 1h 30min
Plans to Praia do Barril by other users
18 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Faro BY A USER FROM FRANCE September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Faro BY A USER FROM FRANCE September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Tavira BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Faro BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium