Arguably the most famous portuguese beach, Praia da Rocha offers a long and wide sandstrip directly south of Portimão, extending toward the Santa Catarina Fort. It has easy accesses and supervision, beach facilities and beach sports are regularly held here too. You can find a wide range of alternatives to the actual beach, too. There are many restaurants, bars and nightclubs along the seaside walkway, up to the marina, and many great spots to enjoy the view. This amazing beach and its surrounding area get very crowded during the summer months, but with good reason!