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Praia da Oura, Albufeira

(4.3/5 based on 700 reviews on the web)
A golden stretch of sand backed by a string of upscale hotels, Praia da Oura sits just a short walk from the center of Albufeira, a major resort town on the country's southern coast. Famous for its relaxed atmosphere, the beach draws vacationers from around the world. Escape the biggest crowds by using your snorkeling equipment to explore the rugged outcroppings along the coastline. Once you have your fill of water and sand, walk into town and discover a network of narrow streets lined with restaurants and bars that serve signature cocktails and seafood specialties. The area near the beach gets extremely crowded, so arrive early to take advantage of convenient parking near the waterfront. Add Praia da Oura and other attractions to your Albufeira trip itinerary using our Albufeira tourist route planner.
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  • Soaked up the January sun whilst enjoying a cool beer overlooking this lovely beach, it was first class 
  • When we visited this beach early it was very quiet, since it was off season there were only three other people. It is lovely clear beach. Even in january it was pretty hot so my guess it is very warm ...  more »
  • I absolutely love this beach! With the little caves and rocks, water sports and beach cafes. What's not to love? 
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  • Nice beach, do the water sports (it's fantastic) and use the restaurants (they're great!!)
  • Nice long beach. Nearby bars and restaurants. Lots of rockpools further along to discover.
  • Excellent beach, has to be seen!
  • A very attractive beach with many coves and wave cut tunnels and caves to explore. The walk back up to the famous Strip is quite steep and can be tiring day after day.
  • Went low season very beautiful