Praia da Rocha

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Praia da Rocha
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Praia da Rocha beach
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Praia da Rocha is one of the Algarve's best known and certainly most impressive beaches. A vast expanse of golden sand backed by the ocre coloured sandstone cliffs unique to this stretch of the Algarve. The beach's name translates to 'rock beach' and this refers to the numerous rock formations that punctuate the golden sand towards the western end. Being located on the doorstep of Portimão, one of the Algarve's most popular resort towns, means there is no denying this beach can get busy. However, the sheer size of Praia da Rocha means there is usually plenty of room for everyone.
As a major resort there is no shortage of facilities and the promenade is lined with restaurants, bars and clubs. At the eastern end there is even a casino and marina tucked away in the mouth of the River Arade. Protecting the entrance to the river is the medieval fortress of Santa Catarina, now a great spot to take in the beach and sites of this bustling resort.

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Praia da Rocha Weather Info

5 Day Praia da Rocha UV Index

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Praia da Rocha tide times & sea state

Tue 16/07 »

Surf report for Tue 16/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
13:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 16mph
19:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
High 3:28am (3.09m)
Low 9:25am (0.96m)
High 3:42pm (3.33m)
Low 9:55pm (0.86m)
Daylight
First light05:56
Sunrise06:26
Sunset20:53
Dark21:23

Wed 17/07 »

Surf report for Wed 17/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 18mph
13:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 20mph
19:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
High 4:04am (3.08m)
Low 9:59am (0.96m)
High 4:18pm (3.32m)
Low 10:30pm (0.89m)
Daylight
First light05:57
Sunrise06:27
Sunset20:53
Dark21:23

Thu 18/07 »

Surf report for Thu 18/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
4:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 18mph
13:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 4:39am (3.05m)
Low 10:33am (0.99m)
High 4:53pm (3.27m)
Low 11:03pm (0.94m)
Daylight
First light05:58
Sunrise06:28
Sunset20:52
Dark21:22

Fri 19/07 »

Surf report for Fri 19/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 11mph
19:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
High 5:14am (3.00m)
Low 11:06am (1.04m)
High 5:28pm (3.20m)
Low 11:37pm (1.01m)
Daylight
First light05:59
Sunrise06:28
Sunset20:52
Dark21:21

Sat 20/07 »

Surf report for Sat 20/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 5:50am (2.93m)
Low 11:41am (1.11m)
High 6:04pm (3.11m)
Daylight
First light05:59
Sunrise06:29
Sunset20:51
Dark21:21

Sun 21/07 »

Surf report for Sun 21/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 11mph
16:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Low 12:13am (1.09m)
High 6:28am (2.85m)
Low 12:18pm (1.20m)
High 6:43pm (2.99m)
Daylight
First light06:00
Sunrise06:30
Sunset20:50
Dark21:20

Today's weather

Clear sky

26 °C
(78 °F)

Moderate breeze, 23.4 km/h from NW

Sea temperature

19.6°C / 67.2°F

Rating

Average: 4 (2 votes)

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