Praia do Barril

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Praia do Barril is a beach with history. In the past, the tuna caught here was brought ashore and transported to the mainland by a small train. This train is now used as passenger transport. But you can also walk along the railway and you will be there within 15 minutes on foot.

The anchors as seen here in the photo, are a tribute to the fishermen who died during fishing. An anchor has been placed for every fisherman who died while fishing.

There are several restaurants at the beach and there is also a toilet and shower. Lifeguards are also present here in the summer months.

 

The beach is huge so there is plenty of space, even during the high season. 

When you walk a little out of the crowded place to the East, there is an unofficial  nudist part.

This beach is easily accessible via N125 and is located between Luz de Tavira and Tavira.