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

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Praia da Rocha tide times & sea state

Mon 23/09 »

Surf report for Mon 23/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 6ft 18s  °  ° 9mph
13:00 6ft 17s  °  ° 9mph
19:00 6ft 16s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 4:53am (1.38m)
High 11:16am (2.82m)
Low 5:41pm (1.16m)
Daylight
First light06:56
Sunrise07:22
Sunset19:30
Dark19:56

Tue 24/09 »

Surf report for Tue 24/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 11mph
13:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 11mph
19:00 6ft 15s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 12:00am (2.83m)
Low 6:06am (1.17m)
High 12:22pm (3.07m)
Low 6:42pm (0.90m)
Daylight
First light06:57
Sunrise07:23
Sunset19:29
Dark19:54

Wed 25/09 »

Surf report for Wed 25/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 14mph
13:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
19:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
High 12:58am (3.08m)
Low 7:02am (0.91m)
High 1:16pm (3.34m)
Low 7:33pm (0.64m)
Daylight
First light06:58
Sunrise07:24
Sunset19:27
Dark19:53

Thu 26/09 »

Surf report for Thu 26/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
13:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
19:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
High 1:47am (3.32m)
Low 7:50am (0.67m)
High 2:04pm (3.58m)
Low 8:19pm (0.43m)
Daylight
First light06:59
Sunrise07:25
Sunset19:26
Dark19:51

Fri 27/09 »

Surf report for Fri 27/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
13:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 12mph
19:00 8ft 14s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
High 2:32am (3.50m)
Low 8:34am (0.49m)
High 2:49pm (3.74m)
Low 9:02pm (0.31m)
Daylight
First light07:00
Sunrise07:25
Sunset19:24
Dark19:50

Sat 28/09 »

Surf report for Sat 28/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
13:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 3:15am (3.62m)
Low 9:17am (0.38m)
High 3:33pm (3.80m)
Low 9:44pm (0.29m)
Daylight
First light07:00
Sunrise07:26
Sunset19:22
Dark19:48

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

17 °C
(62 °F)

Light breeze, 10.8 km/h from NNW

Sea temperature

20.1°C / 68.1°F

Rating

Average: 4 (2 votes)

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