Beaches

Beaches

19a Local beach Senhora da rocha

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Just a five minute stroll down from the apartment takes you to two of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve.

Firstly, Praia da Nossa Senhora da Rocha, with full amenities and secondly, Praia Nova, a quiet peaceful beach. Both are overlooked by the historic Senhora da Rocha chapel perched on the cliff tops, where there are panoramic views along the coast. A little further walk but a ‘must’ to see is Cova Redonda, this beach leads to the 5 star (Green & Blue Hotel) resort of Vila Lara.

 

 

 

 

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Praia da Nossa Senhora da Rocha can be accessed by car and has working local fishing boats which bring their daily wares to be sold at the beach restaurants and has full facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

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Secondly, Praia Nova can be accessed through a tunnel from Praia da Senhora da Rocha beach, the tunnel is cut into the rocks under the chapel or you can access it down steps from the West cliff top, right of the chapel and is generally a quiet beach.

Surfers can be seen hear and luxury yachts moored out in the bay in summer calm waters.

 

 

 

 

Praia Cova Redonda

Praia Cova Redonda, a hidden gem is a little further away (10 min walk) and is accessible down a number of steps. You will find numerous other beautiful sandy beaches  along the coastline. You can take a walk along the coast (a cliff path) passing by both 5 star resorts Vila Vita Parc and Vila Lara to Armacao de Pera which has a 7 km long stretch of sandy beach or take the 5 minute drive and you’re there.

 

 

 

 

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Praia Grande – A 20 minute, cliff walk from the apartment, This beach runs in-front of Armacao de Pera promenade and East to Gale , stretching 7 km, the longest continuations beach in the Algarve.

20131010_185003 Power glider seen here in Autumn time, enjoying the late  warm evening sun and deserted  beach.

 

 

 

 

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Praia da Marinha – 10 minutes drive away or 50 minutes walk along the beautiful cliff walk West from Snr da Rocha beach, passing Praia da Albandeira, Praia da  Marinha and then a further 15 minutes walk to Benagil beach, all with cafes and restaurants at Benagil.

CIMG0807 (Copy)Praia da Marinha is one of the 100 most beautiful  photographed beaches in the world.