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Praia Da Rocha

Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Portugal
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Solihull, West Midlands, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Spotless sand which gently shelves into crystal clear water. Perfect for families. Surf boards, pedaloes, banana boats, jetskis etc all to hire for the more adventurous. Huge range of nearby cafes & restaurants. Favourite beach ever.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Busy place with lots of people walking up and down the main strip. Strange that the bars are very quiet given the amount of people walking about. Nice clean beach and streets. Locals are rude and got offered a lot of drugs.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We have been here a while back and it is one of the best beachs in Portugal. Clean, a bit crowded but depends of your area choice, a couple of bars around. The sea it is not cold but not warm too and again clean. Lifeguards around, but if you are looking to do some activities like boat rides or... More

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Very quiet location , no shops to trawl for gifts and treats. Beach very overcrowded, Can't use inflatables in sea. Poo floating about on the waves. Local youths sprawled over sunbeds on beach at 6am !!

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england
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The beach is the most crowded I have ever been to, water cold and loads of seagulls Did not get offered any dugs as stated in some reviews just loads of people walking up and down looking for something to do as it is full of Irish bars and best to take a jacket for night time. Nothing for families... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Beaches are lovely & clean. Lots of bars for beer and pub grub food. A nice place for the family. It's my 2nd time here & we haven't encountered any stagg parties or anything like that.

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London
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95 reviews 95 reviews
22 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Fab area, right in the heart of town... Its busy and buzzy, but not yobby and full of drunks. its very family orientated and a great place to be...

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We had been to Portimao during month of July 2014. The weather was pleasant & a little windy in the evenings though. The Beach at Praia Da Rocha was clean but a little crowded though it did not matter much. The water was cold & so we just managed to go in the water just knee deep. However lot of... More

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Viseu District, Portugal
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This beach is normally always crowded but mainly because there are hardly any waves and the water isn't as cold as other beaches in the area. It's also close to the bars, restaurants and shops in Portimão, access from the main boardwalk.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Starting with the good parts of the resort, The beach is stunning with plenty of watersports. That unfortunately is it. The resort is far too busy. The beach although it is vast was packed. You cannot see the sea due to the masses of people walking up and down. Same at night, its worse than oxford street at Christmas, we... More

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