Praia do Tonel – the complete guide
Praia do Tonel is surrounded by beautiful cliffs, which gives visitors an impressive view. The cliffs form a shelter around the beach and thus provide protection from the wind. On the cliffs you will see the fortress of Sagres. The sand is soft and the beach is clean. The sea water can be quite cold, especially during the winter. Since the currents can be quite strong, this beach is not recommended for families with children.
Praia do Tonel is a popular beach among surfers. The sea has great conditions for surfing here, as the waves can get quite big. This also means that you should be careful if you are just swimming in the sea: the currents can get quite strong. Make sure you always check the flag colour before you go swimming. In summer the waves are smaller than in the winter. So if you really want to have great surfing conditions in the Algarve, visit this beach in the winter.
How to get there
To get to Praia do Tonel, head towards the fortress of Sagres, which is well signposted. You can park your car at the car park next to the fortress. From there, it is only a short walk to the beach.
Praia do Tonel – Facilities
The main attraction of this beach are the surfing conditions. There is also a surfing school near the beach, which offers courses for beginners and rents out surfing equipment. Also other water sports can be practised here, especially windsurfing, kiting and diving.
Facilities in Praia do Tonel:
• Restaurant: yes
• Bar/club: no
• Toilet: yes
• Shower: no
• Water sports: yes, especially surfing
• Sunbeds: no
• Parking: yes
• Lifeguards: yes
• Blue flag beach: yes