One of the most popular and well-known beaches in the Algarve. This large, golden sand beach is surrounded by towering cliffs, which provide a stunning backdrop for sunbathing and swimming.

Beautiful Praia da Rocha beach


Praia da Rocha Beach Portimão

Like most coastal villages in the Algarve Praia da Rocha was a fishing village, but over the years it became more and more focused as a tourist destination. It now offers the perfect setting and conditions for a magnificent holiday in the Algarve.

The Praia da Rocha beach in Portimão is a great choice for families.

The beach is 1.5 km long (just under a mile) Praia da Rocha beach offers clean crystal waters, golden sand, and a great location to spend a few hours or even the whole day on the beach.

Hence why Praia da Rocha Beach is one of the Best Beaches in the Algarve

Most of the beach has walkways, you walk along the beach. This is great for people who have a wheelchair or a children’s pram.

There are also many different support infrastructures for beachgoers, including a sports area.

Does Praia da Rocha Beach have live Web Cameras?

Yes it does. Do you want to see what are the weather and sea conditions at the moment in Praia da Rocha?  The  live web Camera of Praia da Rocha Beach  shows you a panoramic view of the beach and its conditions.  This is a 24 hour, 7day a week live web camera.

How do I get to Praia da Rocha Beach from Portimão Marina?

It is a very short walk from Portimão Marina to the beach 18 – 20 minutes walk ( 1.5 km)

If you are taking the car down to the beach from the Marina it is a 5 minutes drive. Note that parking can be difficult to find during the summer months and most likely you will have to pay parking meters.


What is the average water temperature during the Summer? : 18,5ºC – 19.5 ºC

Is there a lifeguard on duty? : Yes, between June to September

Can you hire sunbeds? : Yes

Are there toilets & Showers? : Yes

Is the beach an Accessible Beach? Yes, Praia da Rocha beach is wheelchair friendly.

Can I buy food and snacks? There are plenty of restaurants and bars nearby for those who want to grab a bite to eat.

Are animals allowed on the beach? The beach is a dog-friendly beach during the winter season, usually between November – April.
During the summer you will see people walking their dogs along the beach before 9 am or after 7 pm (when there are no lifeguards on duty).

Is Praia da Rocha Beach good for surfing? It produces a good-quality wave, but not consistent waves.
The best time for surfing would be between September to March.

During the summer the beach gets a bit crowded, making it difficult and unsafe to surf.


How to get to Praia da Rocha from where I am?

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