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Address: Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Portugal

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A "Rock Beach"...

Praia da Rocha is the main beach in Portimao, popular all year long. It's a large beach with plenty of places to wine & party until late at night. A lots of water sports and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Praia da Rocha is the main beach in Portimao, popular all year long. It's a large beach with plenty of places to wine & party until late at night. A lots of water sports and a variety of boat trips available. A beach soccer tournament with some of the best national teams takes place here every year since 2005.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This beach definately depends on what you look for in a good beach. Because despite me giving it two stars, it does tick quite a few boxes, the sea is lovely, beach perfect golden sand and lots of places to eat right on the beach front. The reason for the dropped three stars, you look back and it resembles a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We have never been to Portugal before hence this was our 1st visit. We are not beach lovers but always tend to stay when on holidays by the sea & the beach here is stunning. It sits below a rocky incline with plenty of accesses(various areas) from along roadway down steps. There is a wooden walkway from one end of... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Ideal for a complete chill out holiday...the locals being such lovely people....The best thing about this holiday was the service we had particularly from small restaurants where the staff try so hard to make you feel welcome and boy do they succeed...food and drinks are very good and cheap

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Orpington, null, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful beaches and very clean,nice bars along beach. Nothing for kids to do and very dangerous if the drug dealers are out as they dont think twice about attacking you even with the kids!! #experience

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Nice place to visit. I have been there with my friends. We had a great time there. Very clean place. Pleasant atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great beach, with lots of activity. Well maintained boardwalk for easy walks, with lots of restaurants and bars along the way. Beautiful, wide sand beach. Fairly gentle waves, but the water is cold. Lots of surfers and fishers making use of the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I love the algarve, but never been to praia da rocher, but wat a hidden gem. I fell in love with the area, alvor i had been to before. There were some lovely bars and the scenery wondrerfull i just love the rock formations. All in all we had a great time and intend to go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The beach is beautiful with a wooden walkway all the way along . also has bars so nice to have a drink and look at the great view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Having read these reviews i thought i would add one. Having stayed in all kinds off accomadition,you will only get what you pay for,i stay in a really top class apartment on the main strip and I can not fault this,the casino hotel bela vista hotel are only two off the up market.There are areas run down but portugal is... More 

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