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

Weekly Praia da Rocha UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Praia da Rocha tide times

Wed 23rd January

High 03:35am (3.67m)
Low 09:50am (0.34m)
High 04:04pm (3.38m)
Low 10:02pm (0.53m)

Thu 24th January

High 04:22am (3.61m)
Low 10:37am (0.43m)
High 04:52pm (3.28m)
Low 10:50pm (0.64m)

Fri 25th January

High 05:10am (3.48m)
Low 11:27am (0.59m)
High 05:41pm (3.12m)
Low 11:40pm (0.81m)

Sat 26th January

High 06:01am (3.28m)
Low 12:20pm (0.78m)
High 06:35pm (2.95m)

Praia da Rocha sea state

Wed 23/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 18s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 8ft 17s  °  ° 20mph
18:00 9ft 16s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:15
Sunrise07:42
Sunset17:49
Dark18:16

Thu 24/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 9ft 14s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 8ft 14s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:14
Sunrise07:42
Sunset17:50
Dark18:18

Fri 25/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 12mph
12:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:13
Sunrise07:41
Sunset17:51
Dark18:19

Sat 26/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 8mph
12:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 4mph
18:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:13
Sunrise07:41
Sunset17:52
Dark18:20

Sun 27/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 15s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 14mph
18:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:12
Sunrise07:40
Sunset17:53
Dark18:21

Mon 28/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:12
Sunrise07:39
Sunset17:54
Dark18:22

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

15 °C
(59 °F)

Moderate breeze, 26.3 km/h from NW

Sea temperature

16.7°C / 62°F

Rating

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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