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Praia da Oura, Albufeira

#5 of 23 in Parks in Albufeira
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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. Using our world travel planner, Albufeira attractions like Praia da Oura can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • As we go to Albuferia every year this beach is just a couple of mins from where we stay CPO Plenty of restaurants and bars with great beach views Drinks are normal prices Lots of activities to keep...  more »
  • Great people running this place. Very hospitable and I hope they survive for my return. Welcome was brilliant and respectable of all requirements  more »
  • I'm not a beach person and haven't lain the sand for a few years, but this beach did look quite inviting. However, I visited in June and there were very few tourists in the town, so the beach was...  more »
  • Beautiful clean beach! lots of activities to do. Bar on the beach with a variety of drinks and food. The sea can be a bit chilly but after a few minutes you forget. Perfect place to enjoy some sunshine for family or friends whatever your crowd might be.
  • Very popular tourist destination... largely visited by folks from the UK. Vibrant night life, excellent food choices. Beach is clean, recreation area is quite spread out. Good crowd and party mood throughout. A bit noisy on the main Street where all the activities converge...but worth a visit.
  • Nice big beach. Lots of space. Lots of activities to do with boats, jet skis, paddle boats, etc. Nice food and drink areas. Sand is nice for playing in and building sand castles with the kids. Water takes a bit of time to get used to as it is quite chilly. But still refreshing. Lovely day out at the beach.
  • Nice clean beach very busy on the days we were there. Sea freezing great views. Didn't go on cliff walks as had small children and it looked a bit unsafe underfoot. Lovely restaurants looking onto beach.
  • Here in August, weather is good. Very large place, multiple pools, right on the beach. Many restaurants and bars close by. Daytime great family place. Evening good bar place.

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