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Praia da Rocha

Portimão, Algarve

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The beauty of the rocky coastline has made Praia da Rocha one of the best known beaches on the Algarve. Come along and see for yourself if its renown is justified. The main beach is easy to reach from Portimão. You get to the vast space along the lively Avenida. If you walk along the base of the light brown rock face, you come to some areas that are a little more secluded. After bathing in the turquoise water you can satisfy your appetite in one of the numerous restaurants.

Praia da Rocha - One of the best known beaches in Portugal

When a beach is so well-known, there must be a good reason for it. It's not easy to stand out amongst the unique variety on the Algarve and yet Praia da Rocha manages to keep attracting new people over and over again. The main beach of Portimão is top of the list for many when it comes to holiday planning.

You'll probably know the beach's rocks from postcards and travel guides. You can get here by walking along the bustling mile by the harbour. At Praia da Rocha you step onto fine sandy terrain with a special atmosphere. You'll have to share part of the beach with the loungers of the neighbouring hotel, but there's so much space that it's not disruptive. Allow yourself time for a long walk to the natural, unspoiled areas of the beach.

Along the ochre-coloured cliffs you come to some less busy areas. On the way you can admire interesting rock arches and formations. The relief tells its own unique story and with a little luck you'll find a place to retreat in the shade of the cliff face. The shimmering turquoise sea promises hours of swimming and bathing pleasure.

The infrastructure is very prominent. Numerous paths lead from the Avenida directly to Praia da Rocha. Along the coast there are lots of establishments serving typical regional delicacies, and restaurants with more sophisticated flair. Here you can not only sample delicious dishes, but also listen to bands playing live music after sunset.

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Praia da Rocha 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: 3/10 points
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Only a few facilities and services and little atmosphere. This beach is not very good for relaxation.
Family: 9/10 points
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At this beach you will find everything you need to spend an enjoyable day with the family.
Water sports: 3/10 points
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Water-sports conditions at this beach are rather poor.
Party: 3/10 points
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You will not find much partying or any good party locations at this beach.

Atmosphere at the beach
7/10
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4/10
Beauty
3/10
Romance
7/10
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4/10
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Also available:
Banana boat, Boat, Stand-up paddling, Jetski, Canoe, Paddleboat, Rowboat
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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O Farol

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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Rochedo Snack Bar

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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Bonewitz
Offer:
Stand-up paddling, Jetski, Paddleboat, Sofa, Canoe

Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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  • O Farol
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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

  • Rochedo Snack Bar
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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

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  • Bonewitz
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    Offer:
    Stand-up paddling, Jetski, Paddleboat, Sofa, Canoe

Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 37.117848, -8.535169
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