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Praia da Rocha

Interesting
Praia da Rocha
The Essential
Interesting
A group of English writers and intellectuals who settled here between 1930 and 1950 made this village famous. It is now one of the major seaside resorts on the Algarve, renowned for its climate, the amount of sunshine it enjoys, its vast beach that continues into a series of inlets whose turquoise waters lap between the ochre and red cliffs punctuated with grottoes. Sadly the place is now overrun with hideous hotels, soulless restaurants and rowdy bars.