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Praia Da Rocha

Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Portugal
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

visited here with the family whilst on a cruise around Iberia. a small part of portimato in portugal, with an amazing beach and view over the bay. a great boardwalk, along with some great restaurants and lots of fun activities for kids including a huge play park and lots of sea activities. would definitely visit again, lots to do for... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The beaches are clean, the sea clean and everyone friendly. Other than a boat trip there are no other attractions nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

First time in pria da rocha and will be back lovely place and great beach and chose of bars and restaurants. Bit too many oirish type bars but don't be put off. Friendly and calm spot and fully recommend the place. Lovely stuff!

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best beaches I have seen. It is huge, have all you need and is close to a lot of hotels. The only thing I would like to see different, is a couple of degrees more in the water ...

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Barna, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

try to avoid the tacky irish themed bars and look for morfe quality establishments to spend your well earned money in. This place is crying out for a decent bar with nice surroundings and not wooden chairs. Would love to have a go at developing one of the closed units into the best up-market bar in praia de rocha

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Doha, Qatar
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Absolutely beautiful beach! We went to the beach with our two daughters and we loved it. The beach is very long with massive rocks and cliffs. It was crowded but the beach is long enough so there is always space for your blankets. We went in July and the water is cold, much colder than we experienced in Marbella, Spain.... More

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Shaw, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Gorgeous strip with bars and restaurants, really cheap and most looking over the sea. We ate in a fantastic Italian with lovely view, the food was amazing and cheap

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Huge beach, lovely and clean. Although the beach was busy it didn't feel like your typical touristy beach. Lots to do for little ones & teenagers. Plenty of places to eat & buy buckets, spades, etc. loads of choices for water sports or if you fancy rock pooling with the little ones the right side of the beach is quieter.... More

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chester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A generation ago I am sure the town would have been quite authentic and pretty with its stunning beaches, but now, the high rise hotels etc have taken over and spoilt it.

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Malmo, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I went here alone and felt kind of lost. This is a turistic place buildt around this big beach and it lacs any portuguise feelings. The service at the beachrestaurants was bad.

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