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An extense stretch of sand sheltered by cliffs, the Praia da Rocha (Rock Beach) is known internationally and has for long been Portimão´s "visiting card". Inviting the visitor to sun and sea-baths, the sweeping bay offers excellent conditions for water sports and boat-rides.

The Tomás Cabreira Avenue, wich follows the coastline to the Santa Catarina de Ribamar Fortress, is full of hotels, bars, restaurants, esplanades and discotheques which, together with the Casino, turn Rocha into an are of intense commercial and tourist activity.
Extremely cosmopolitan, this are offers an enormous variety of night entertainment, which grows significantly during the summer season and is much prefered by younger people.

  • Last visit to Praia da Rocha: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2009 at 3:15 AM

    Hello Gareth. Praia da Rocha really is a wonderful area of the Algarve. We had the pleasure of being here many years ago and I was in awe of those craggy rocks and the great beach. Hans & I will also be in Cascais in May.

  • Maria250's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2008 at 9:46 AM

    Great tip on St Caterina Fort, and "Agatha Christie hotel"!! Glad to hear from you. Boy, did I have some hard time to solve probs on page-crashes. But it does look solved. Thank you so much for helping me earlier on that!!

  • Stina274's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    Wonderful page>>>>Stina//Stockholm

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2007 at 6:57 AM

    A beautiful beach indeed! It was too touristy for my wife and I so we found a smaller secluded beach a bit toward the east - until the incoming tide drove us out!


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