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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.
Tours to Praia Da Rocha
Private Tour: Algarve Wine and Tapas Tour by Sidecar Motorcycle from Portimao BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $168
Duration: 3 hours
Full-Day Algarve Tour by Convertible Cabrio from Portimão BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $140
Duration: 7 hours
Praia Da Rocha Reviews
As we were looking for some late summer sun, the beach offered just what we wanted. Fairly quiet apart from being approached every half hour by traders more »
I’ve just returned from Praia Da Rocha, it was my first trip to Portugal. I’d heard many great things about the Algarve, so came to Google to find out which part was best for couples, which led me to ... more »
Large resort like beach, lots of sunbeds, parasols and restaurants/shops. Good for families, but no particularly great view. There are much better and natural beaches around.
Beautiful beace, beautiful resort and people are so friendly and helpful. Lots of places to eat and drink reasonably priced. It was a lovely walk from our hotel here.
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