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Praia da Rocha

Praia da Rocha
Place: Portimão
Photo: Associação da Bandeira Azul Europa
Praia da Rocha


Located by the mouth of the Arade river, Rocha Beach extends over a huge area of sand some 3 kilometres long irregularly broken up by odd rock formations that the sea has been carving out throughout tens of thousands of years.

Regularly the chosen location for Algarve tourism publicity photographs and highly publicised in international campaigns, this is now one of the most popular resorts in southern Portugal. This is further encouraged by the range of nightlife that even boasts its own Casino.

Bathed by a calm and warm sea that provides for risk-free swimming, Rocha Beach is also equipped with the facilities for a number of different sports including basketball, football, volleyball and aerobics.


Average seawater temperature in summer (ºC)
: 20-22 ºC
EEC Blue Flag
Security or Surveillance
Sunshade rental
Small craft hire
Outdoor parking
Accessible beach

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