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Praia Da Rocha, Portimao

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A favorite of beachgoers in Algarve, Praia Da Rocha is named for the beautiful cliffs and rocks near its shoreline. Though the sandy shores are ideal for playing with kids, taking long walks, or lounging in the sun, the area is called Rock Beach because of the cliffs. The blue waters have made this a favorite getaway for people from Portimao and beyond since the late 1800s. You'll have your pick of restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, and clubs along Tomás Cabreira, an avenue across the top of the beach. You can also visit the Fortress of Santa Catarina de Ribamar for views of the coast and marina. Arrange your visit to Praia Da Rocha and discover more family-friendly attractions in Portimao using our Portimao trip itinerary planner.
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  • We walked down many steep stairs at the Hotel Jupiter bus stop to the wide crescent shaped beach at the resort town of Praia da Rocha on a Sunday afternoon. There were other stairs also along the... 
    We walked down many steep stairs at the Hotel Jupiter bus stop to the wide crescent shaped beach at the resort town of Praia da Rocha on a Sunday afternoon. There were other stairs also along the...  more »
  • A big and nice beach but sometimes quite dirty. Go to swim behind the wave breaker at the river side if the waves are too big! 
    A big and nice beach but sometimes quite dirty. Go to swim behind the wave breaker at the river side if the waves are too big!  more »
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  • We are here for Christmas - New Year vacation 2022-23. Most of the restaurants on the boardwalk are closed but few are open. Weather is sometimes foggy, sometimes sunny. Water too cold for me to swim but children enjoyed. Very peaceful and not crowded at all.
  • Best longest stretch of beach to avoid crowding. Lovely clean, white sandy beach and plenty of space to find your own.

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