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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Praia da Rocha tide times & sea state

Sat 23/03 »

Surf report for Sat 23/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
12:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 17mph
18:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 3:42am (3.69m)
Low 9:51am (0.40m)
High 4:04pm (3.48m)
Low 10:07pm (0.51m)
Daylight
First light06:07
Sunrise06:33
Sunset18:48
Dark19:14

Sun 24/03 »

Surf report for Sun 24/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
High 4:24am (3.51m)
Low 10:31am (0.59m)
High 4:45pm (3.32m)
Low 10:49pm (0.69m)
Daylight
First light06:05
Sunrise06:31
Sunset18:49
Dark19:14

Mon 25/03 »

Surf report for Mon 25/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 12mph
18:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
High 5:07am (3.26m)
Low 11:11am (0.84m)
High 5:28pm (3.12m)
Low 11:33pm (0.93m)
Daylight
First light06:04
Sunrise06:30
Sunset18:49
Dark19:15

Tue 26/03 »

Surf report for Tue 26/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
High 5:53am (2.97m)
Low 11:55am (1.10m)
High 6:15pm (2.89m)
Daylight
First light06:02
Sunrise06:28
Sunset18:50
Dark19:16

Wed 27/03 »

Surf report for Wed 27/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 11ft 12s  °  ° 21mph
12:00 10ft 10s  °  ° 24mph
18:00 8ft 10s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 12:25am (1.17m)
High 6:46am (2.70m)
Low 12:47pm (1.35m)
High 7:13pm (2.69m)
Daylight
First light06:01
Sunrise06:27
Sunset18:51
Dark19:17

Thu 28/03 »

Surf report for Thu 28/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
12:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 21mph
18:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 1:35am (1.38m)
High 7:56am (2.48m)
Low 2:02pm (1.54m)
High 8:30pm (2.56m)
Daylight
First light05:59
Sunrise06:25
Sunset18:52
Dark19:18

Today's weather

Clear sky

20 °C
(68 °F)

Fresh breeze, 29.9 km/h from ESE

Sea temperature

16.1°C / 61°F

Rating

Average: 4 (2 votes)

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