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

Sun 19/05 »

Surf report for Sun 19/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 5mph
13:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
19:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
High 3:59am (3.35m)
Low 10:00am (0.72m)
High 4:16pm (3.43m)
Low 10:26pm (0.71m)
Daylight
First light05:53
Sunrise06:22
Sunset20:38
Dark21:07

Mon 20/05 »

Surf report for Mon 20/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
13:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
19:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
High 4:39am (3.22m)
Low 10:36am (0.85m)
High 4:55pm (3.32m)
Low 11:05pm (0.84m)
Daylight
First light05:52
Sunrise06:22
Sunset20:39
Dark21:08

Tue 21/05 »

Surf report for Tue 21/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 10mph
13:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 5:19am (3.05m)
Low 11:13am (1.01m)
High 5:34pm (3.18m)
Low 11:46pm (1.00m)
Daylight
First light05:51
Sunrise06:21
Sunset20:40
Dark21:09

Wed 22/05 »

Surf report for Wed 22/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
High 6:02am (2.87m)
Low 11:52am (1.18m)
High 6:17pm (3.02m)
Daylight
First light05:51
Sunrise06:20
Sunset20:40
Dark21:10

Thu 23/05 »

Surf report for Thu 23/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
19:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 12:32am (1.16m)
High 6:49am (2.71m)
Low 12:37pm (1.35m)
High 7:05pm (2.86m)
Daylight
First light05:50
Sunrise06:20
Sunset20:41
Dark21:11

Fri 24/05 »

Surf report for Fri 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
16:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 1:24am (1.31m)
High 7:44am (2.57m)
Low 1:32pm (1.49m)
High 8:03pm (2.73m)
Daylight
First light05:49
Sunrise06:19
Sunset20:42
Dark21:12

Today's weather

Cloudy

19 °C
(66 °F)

Light breeze, 6.5 km/h from NW

Sea temperature

17.8°C / 64°F

Rating

Average: 4 (2 votes)

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