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Praia da Oura, Albufeira

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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 is a great beach location for swimming, walking and for photos. Very scenic, with rock outcroppings that divide the beach into smaller sections, yet allow for a good 15 minute walk from end to en...  more »
  • Beautiful sandy beach, great ballad to do when there is high tide, idyllic setting. In the morning early
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  • Quite a steep hill down to this beach, only small so will get very busy and crowded in summer but if your there out of season well worth a visit. Sheltered and very clean.  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