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Address: Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Portugal
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Amazing Beach

Praia Da Rocha is a beach area in the southeastern corner of Portimao. Right on the Atlantic Ocean this is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. I went in offseason... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Praia Da Rocha is a beach area in the southeastern corner of Portimao. Right on the Atlantic Ocean this is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. I went in offseason in october and there weren't many people, but I can see this huge beach completely filling up with people. There were lots of activities on the... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just pick your backpack up and leave yourself to this beach! Just amazing to spend time. And also there are many cafes that you can have some things

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beach very peaceful at this time of year. Lovely walk and water was quite warm for paddling.

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Casablanca, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Very clean and the water is perfect, I went last summer and Im coming back this year. My main advice is to get a hotel with a sea view to enjoy most of your stay.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Spending time on a beach in the middle of winter! What can I say, it was beautiful and so clean. Enjoyed a stroll along the beach and found it very quiet, which is just what I needed. I'm sure it's very busy in the summer but we went in December and it was still nice and warm.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I come to Portugal every year, and I always visit this beach. It has had a lot of work done on it in recent years and there are new bars and restaurants to visit. The beach itself is very long and absolutely beautiful. My partner and I always rent sun beds at the water front and it is very reasonably... More 

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Kraków, Polska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Very very wide beach, with bars etc. Definetely worth visiting, we were after season, but we had great weather, so we have even managed to get into the ocean ;)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

4 star hotel on the beach. Breakfast was 4 star. Evening meal and drinks expensive Plenty of restaurants within minutes from hotel. Good local cuisine, reasonabley priced. Plenty to do around and near hotel. Book dolphin viewing early as it's popular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

All people - quite few this time - were friendly and nearby all of them liked our litlle dog. Even all dogs were friends with others.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

You MUST see this area! Pictures don't do it justice. All of our pictures looked like postcards. Such an incredible sight!

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