PRAIA DA ROCHA: is just one (albeit the largest) of the beaches along this stretch of Portimao coastline.  The others are

Praia dos Tres Castelos,

Praia do Amado,

Praia dos Careanos,

Praia do Vau and

Praia do Barranco das Canas (Alemão)

All within easy reach of each other


This beach is on the corner if viewing from Portimao marina.  This is a beautiful beach with the golden sands, the beach is not only long but also very wide and during summer time too there is plenty of room for beach goers.

There is a wooden walkway running the entire beach with a section of cafes, restaurants, Praia de Rocha Holiday Apartments  behind it making it easy for families to have easy access to the beach.  Towards Alvor you will find wonderful Algarve villas dotted alone the coastline.

The beach has several access points along is dimensions. There are several lifeguard stations along the dimensions with first aid post.  During summer visitors can rent sunshades and there are sports like jet ski, windsurfing, pedaling. There is lot of competition that takes place during summer.

The beach is under supervision hence safety is guaranteed.


The beach is in the west of Praia da Rocha. It has various outcrops and curving cliffs and its larger than it appears at first sight. The beach derives its name from the isolated rock formation in the sea which is typical of the coastal landmarks.

You can access the beach on foot from the western end of Tomas Cabreira Avenue, where there is a wide paved walkway running along the cliff top above the beach, you can access by climbing down the cliffs.

If you are accessing the beach by car, there is some parking space near the beach just after the fountain roundabout. The beach has sunbeds for hire and there are bars and restaurants incase you want to relax and have some food or a drink. The beach is supervised during the beach season.


The beach is just to the west of Praia da Rocha and has a lovely, sheltered position beneath the red and ochre coloured cliffs. There is a small car park just off the Fountain roundabout on the main dual carriageway just before Praia da Rocha if you are lucky enough to find a parking space!

For pedestrians there is a wide paved walk way along the cliffs from the end of Tomas Cabreira Avenue, this is the best way to view the area while going to the beach. Access to Amado beach is by way of fairly steep wooden steps down the cliff from the car park so perhaps not the easiest place to get to for families with young children.

Praia do Amado is a supervised beach during the bathing season. The good thing about these beaches most of them have holiday villas or holiday apartments situated nearby.

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Welcome to another article by the team in www.goholidaylets.com.  In this blog article we are looking at area within a  popular resort.  Today we look at  ALAMEDA DA PRAIA DA MARINA in Vilamoura.   Vilamoura holiday rentals and hotels are always in high demand and Alameda da Praia da Marina is in the centre of all the tourist/visitor activity.  Luxurious apartments to rent In Vilamoura upmarket shops and boutiques.

In the area you will also find outstanding hotels like:

Vila Gale Ampalius  https://goo.gl/maps/RRYNMzwq9xq

Crown Plaza Hotel https://goo.gl/maps/yuaJmw1LgJC2

In the nearby Vilamoura Marina

Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Hotel, https://goo.gl/maps/yuaJmw1LgJC2

Renowned restaurants  are also nearby:

The culinary experience in Vilamoura is the like the Golf its always above par.

Portuguese food and Portuguese wine served in ultimate luxurious surroundings.

RESTAURANTE AKVAVIT: Located in Edifício Vilamarina, Loja 4, 8125-403 QuarteiraPortugal Tel: +351 289 380 712
See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/ev9EQCEKT6m

RISTORANTE IL TRIO: an Italian restaurant of note well worth a visit.   One of the benefits of a Vilamoura Holiday rental or a nearby Algarve villa to rent is you can visit a different restaurant.  IL TRIO is located in Rua do Clube Náutico, Edíficio Vila Lusa, Bloco2-B, loja 8, 8125-442 VilamouraPortugal Tel: +351 912 556 155
See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/z1ShAa1NdyK2

BARS:  Vilamoura is famous for its nightlife and if your on ALAMEDA DA PRAIA DA MARINA in Vilamoura your in the centre of the action.   There are great bars around the Vilamoura Marina on a warm evening the atmosphere is full of energy and the buzz of people enjoying themselves.

OSCARS BAR AND KITCHEN: is an English Bar Located Zona Comercial Vila Sol, Vila Sol, 8125-307 Quarteira, Portugal Tel: +351 289 308 828
View more on: https://goo.gl/maps/bKRYprbeaKx

THE IRISH PUB: Located on Centro Comercial da Marina, Lj 61, Vilamoura, 8125 Vilamoura, 8125-022 Quarteira, Portugal Tel: 282 459069
View more on: https://goo.gl/maps/Pvh5QfSqySr

The Brewery  Its views say its a great Irish Bar full of craic and great food.

Marina de Vilamoura 2, 8125-401 Quarteira 289 308 226    See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/vavAxouvyqz

Northwood Bar  Some excellent reviews for this venue.  They its tucked away off Marina. Maybe use the link here to find it.   The cocktails seem to be a big hit at a Fiver each.  Huge praise for the service and Its noted the Portuguese like to hang out here as well

Marina Arcadas, 8125-144 Quarteira  See more :https://goo.gl/maps/HV54qDYxxHP2

Book your vilamoura holiday rental with www.goholidaylets.com and use our blog to find your way around the Marina area of Vilamoura.

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