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Praia da Oura, Albufeira
(4.3/5 based on 650+ 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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  • This small beach is located furthest from the center of the city. At its edge are many bars and restaurants and other services that the tourist needs. Very quiet and beautiful to behold.
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  • Have strolled along this beach several times and it has never disappointed us. The sand is golden and soft and we love walking by the waters edge - sand can get too hot on your feet!!! Our favourite w...  more »
  • Have stayed here several times, always had a nice room with balcony and sea view and overlooking the bowling green, disappointed this time that M&M bar closed for refurbishment, night entertainment he...  more »
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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