Beach Club

Beach Club

Barril Beach History

From 1841 to 1966, during April to September, about 80 fishermen and their families lived and worked on this stretch of beach land in small and humble houses lacking electricity and running water, sharing love and brotherhood from sunrise 'til sunset. The tuna fish migration, varied and plentiful, (heading for the Mediterranean Sea was called the 'straight tuna' and the tuna fish returning to the Atlantic Ocean was called the 'reverse tuna'), determined the outcome each year of this arduous work.

When you visit Barril beach, you will observe the Anchor cemetery (photo), from boats once used during this time in the old fashioned method of tuna fishing.. rusting lumps of iron that remind of times long past.

You will also notice the wells that provided fresh water for the community, and the small houses that were used as shelter for the fishermen, now transformed into shops, beach bars and restaurants..