Praia da Rocha
Famous for its photogenic setting, clean water, and fun-filled nightlife, there’s plenty on offer for families, couples, and singles alike in Praia de Rocha. Summer visitors to Praia da Rocha come for two reasons: the beach and the nightlife. The town beach is long and wide, so it’s rarely packed even in the height of tourist season. There are also lots of small bays and coves tucked in the cliffs a short distance along the coast to explore. On the main beach’s east end, you’ll encounter the Medieval Fortress of Santa Catarina. Head up the cliff-infused steps for wonderful views of the surrounding landscape.
Jet skis, kayaks, and pedal boats are readily available for hire, with the sheltered bay having clean and calm water.
Avenida Tomás Cabrera, the avenue running along the head of the beach, is full of great shops, cafes and restaurants. This strip is also extremely lively come nightfall, check out the bars and clubs there.
Transfer from Faro airport approx. 1 hour 30 mins.