Praia do Barril
Praia do Barril
4.5
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience Praia do Barril and nearby attractions

See what travellers are saying
  • Explore97958
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic day out
    We caught the bus from Tavira no. 105, really good bus air conditioned, dropped us a short walk from the small train which takes you to the beach. There are three of four restaurants, we ate in the tuna museum. The food was fantastic I had roasted octopus with vegetables so tender, my partner had seared tuna and gazpacho. The waiters were very friendly. There are also a few small shops, changing and showering facilities. Loads of sunbeds, we asked for one front line which we got. The sea was amazing so warm and more sheltered. We caught the train back and waited about 20mins for the bus back to Tavira. Such a great day out we will return.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 June 2023
  • Bartonbears
    Coffs Harbour, Australia2,632 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful beach to spend a relaxing day or short visit
    We loved everything about this beach. The Natural Park consists of wetlands and there are numerous informative signs if you walk across. Be very early if you want to avoid parking a long way from the entrance road. The beach has beautiful fine sand and there are different umbrellas and lounges to choose from. The cafe, restaurant, and shops are all in attractive buildings repurposed from the tuna fishing days. Another attraction is the Cemetery of Anchors, 250 anchors left in rows on the adjacent sandhills in 1964 in the hope that the tuna fishing industry would restart. It's worth doing as we did, walking across in the early morning, looking around and enjoying morning tea before catching an empty train back. (They were full coming toward the beach.)
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Adrian
    Amersham, United Kingdom304 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good Beach, better train
    Took the little train across to the beach from the car park. Was worth every penny (in my mind) especially with little kids. a memory they will treasure. I especially enjoyed passing people that had chosen to walk, i hate walking and this brought a smile to my face.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Kerry Davies
    Coventry, United Kingdom59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My favourite beach in Tavira
    I love this beach, it's my favourite in the Tavira area. We usually choose to walk to the beach from the car park and then get the train back, which the kids enjoy. The beach is sandy with plenty of sun beds and food options. It can get busy but that's to be expected in the summer months.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Brita S
    Trondheim, Norway39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful day with family
    Fantastic beach just like Ilha Tavira. Sand that stretches forever. Just enough waves to go in the water for everyone. A fair deal of seaweed in the water. Lots of lovely shells to look at and perfect for digging sand castles and decorating them. The service area is great with many restaurants and clean toilets. The only thing I miss is a shower to wash sandy children with. We took the train out, if I didn’t have three kids with me I definitely would have walked, it’s not very far.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 October 2023
  • E J W
    Wilmslow, United Kingdom157 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful on a sunny day
    Beautiful pristine huge beach where you can walk for miles when the tide is out. The train gives you a slow ride instead of having to walk @ €2 each way. Cafe serves quite a big menu also there is a restaurant .
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 February 2024
  • Bob G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Idyllic naturist beach. Easy access.
    Visited this beach last year,and enjoyed it. This time we stayed in Pedras del rei resort. Also enjoyed Santa Luzia. You can use the train or walk down to beach at the side of train track. Get to end and turn right on beach. You find Nudist about 1000 Mtr up beach. There is a small sign. But it’s really small. Enjoy. We’ll be back.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 March 2024
  • Bobman
    Bobcaygeon, Canada190 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Anchor Cemetery worth a visit
    Great place for an afternoon outing. Take the train ride to the beach. Cafes nearby but the highlights include the expansive each and the Anchor Cemetery - a collection of rusting anchors from the now defucnt tuna fleet.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 March 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,904 reviews
Excellent
1,138
Very good
581
Average
132
Poor
28
Terrible
25

spaceman28
UK147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Lovely beach and the anchor cemetery adds some interest! Nice range of cafes and shops too. Well worth the walk from Tavira beach.
Written 2 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Alan W
North Land49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Blue Bar Barril beach Fantastic beach bar cocktails,food,wine etc, Great music to chill out and relax, friendly staff.
Written 16 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

David B
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Beautiful Beach and amazing surroundings.
Very relaxing to spend some chilling time.
I love to hike there and back home!
Written 14 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Bobman
Bobcaygeon, Canada190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Great place for an afternoon outing. Take the train ride to the beach. Cafes nearby but the highlights include the expansive each and the Anchor Cemetery - a collection of rusting anchors from the now defucnt tuna fleet.
Written 24 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Bob G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Visited this beach last year,and enjoyed it. This time we stayed in Pedras del rei resort. Also enjoyed Santa Luzia. You can use the train or walk down to beach at the side of train track. Get to end and turn right on beach. You find Nudist about 1000 Mtr up beach. There is a small sign. But it’s really small. Enjoy. We’ll be back.
Written 20 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

E J W
Wilmslow, UK157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Beautiful pristine huge beach where you can walk for miles when the tide is out. The train gives you a slow ride instead of having to walk @ €2 each way. Cafe serves quite a big menu also there is a restaurant .
Written 22 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Brita S
Trondheim, Norway39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Fantastic beach just like Ilha Tavira. Sand that stretches forever. Just enough waves to go in the water for everyone. A fair deal of seaweed in the water. Lots of lovely shells to look at and perfect for digging sand castles and decorating them. The service area is great with many restaurants and clean toilets. The only thing I miss is a shower to wash sandy children with. We took the train out, if I didn’t have three kids with me I definitely would have walked, it’s not very far.
Written 14 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kerry Davies
Coventry, UK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
I love this beach, it's my favourite in the Tavira area. We usually choose to walk to the beach from the car park and then get the train back, which the kids enjoy. The beach is sandy with plenty of sun beds and food options. It can get busy but that's to be expected in the summer months.
Written 15 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Pedro L
Oslo, Norway9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Good beach, but terrible shopping experience. Tried to return a faulty item to one of the souvenir shops and was told I could not have my money back as it had been processed already and the package had been open (of course, how would I find out it was faulty otherwise?!). The shopkeeper was extremely rude, pretending not to understand English (which she obviously did) and accusing me of trying to scam her. She claimed that the manager “was dead” when I asked to speak to the owner and that I was welcome to sit and wait all day for someone else to turn up. Only after 40 minutes of heated argument and forcing her to call her boss did I get my money back. Unfortunately this is the kind of experience that typifies the attitude of local small business that lives of selling overpriced and faulty items to tourists knowing that the odds of anyone ever coming back are very small. Enjoy the sand and the sea, avoid the shops…
Written 27 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Adrian
Amersham, UK304 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Took the little train across to the beach from the car park. Was worth every penny (in my mind) especially with little kids. a memory they will treasure. I especially enjoyed passing people that had chosen to walk, i hate walking and this brought a smile to my face.
Written 27 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 574
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Praia do Barril - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024) - Tripadvisor

All Tavira HotelsTavira Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Tavira
All things to do in Tavira
Day Trips in Tavira
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday homesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire