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Praia da Oura

Albufeira, Algarve

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors

The golden beach - Praia da Oura - is right in the tourist stronghold of Albufeira. You'll come across lots of young people here, both party tourists and families. The infrastructure on the beach is very prominent. A large number of restaurants ensure that you are well supplied with food and drinks. Here on the beach you can hire loungers and sun umbrellas or bomb across the sea on a banana boat or floating sofa. For the party animals among you there is a vibrant party scene in the evenings.

Praia da Oura - On the go on the golden beach

Praia da Oura is one of the most popular beaches in Albufeira. You might not find any gold here, but a visit could well be worth its weight in gold. If you like beaches with great service and a good entertainment factor, this is just the place for you. On the way here you'll pass lots of shops and cafés. If you left anything behind as you rushed out of the house, you can buy beach equipment like sun cream and lilos here.

At the entrance to the beach there is a string of restaurants and cafés. Waiters stand at the ready outside them, touting their cuisine. If you're not quick enough you'll get caught by one of the many beach vendors, who will try to press selfie sticks, hats or sunglasses on you. Their amusing sales patter gives passers-by a few laughs!

If you can manage to steer clear of a sales pitch, just a couple of flights of steps lie between you and the beach, which is surrounded by a low rock face. The first thing you'll notice are the large number of yellow and orange sun umbrellas, which take up a sizeable area of the sand and underneath which you can find shade from the midday sun. If you're looking for a little more privacy, you can head to the western end. It's a bit quieter here than in the lively centre of the beach.

Plenty of entertainment awaits in the water, where you can sit on a floating sofa and be pulled across the Atlantic waves. A banana boat does the rounds just off shore too, throwing people into the sea. In the evenings some of the bars transform into clubs and you can dance till you drop to the latest hits and chart music.

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Praia da Oura is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 5/10 points
Place 54 of 107
Although it can get a little busy, you will find a nice spot here where you can relax.
Family: 9/10 points
Place 13 of 107
At this beach you will find everything you need to spend an enjoyable day with the family.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 75 of 107
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 2/10 points
Place 31 of 107
Not much happening at this beach and you won't find any party locations here either.

Atmosphere at the beach
6/10
Ease
5/10
Beauty
2/10
Romance
4/10
Exclusivity
4/10
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Age and nations
We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
Age groups
< 14 Years
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14-21 Years
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22-35 Years
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Also available:
Banana boat, Boat, Jetski, Canoe, Paddleboat, Sport boat
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
Restaurante Esplanada Geladeria Map icon
Restaurante Esplanada Geladeria

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks, Music

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

Ski Molhado Map icon
Ski Molhado
Offer:
Banana boat, Boat, Jetski, Canoe, Sport boat, Paddleboat, Rowboat

Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
  • Restaurante Esplanada Geladeria
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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks, Music

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

  • Ski Molhado
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    Offer:
    Banana boat, Boat, Jetski, Canoe, Sport boat, Paddleboat, Rowboat

Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 37.086096, -8.225336
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