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Praia da Rocha beach amongst world best beaches
Praia da Rocha beach, in Portimão (Algarve) has been voted by TripAdvisor as the fifth most breath-taking beach in the world, and the second most breathtaking in Europe.
Based on opinions from TripAdvisor’s many, many users, a list of the top-10 most stunning beaches both in Europe and in the world has been compiled and Praia da Rocha was the only Portuguese beach to make either list and came within the top five on both.
Preceding Praia da Rocha on the list of the world’s most breathtaking beaches are Navagio (Zakynthos, Greece), Whitehaven (Whitsunday Islands, Australia), Flamenco (Culebra, Puerto Rico) and Yapak (Puka – Boracay, Philippines).
Lagoa beach, in Aitutaki (Cook Islands), Sancho Bay (Fernando de Noronha, Brazil), the natural pool on Pine Tree Island (New Caledonia), Grace Bay (Providenciales, Turks and Caicos) and Geger, Nusa Dua (Bali, Indonesia) came in sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth, respectively.
Praia da Rocha was described by one voter as “huge, clean and wonderful”, saying she would “definitely visit again.”
Another voter, Bernard, from Surrey, added: “The beach must rate as one of the best in the world it is huge and therefore never crowded. A wide boardwalk has been built on the beach which makes walking from one end to the Marina a pleasure. The town centre has been improved and is pleasant to walk around.”
And a third voter said: “A beautiful beach - clean sand, plenty of sun-beds and not overcrowded. There are restaurants at the edge of the beach where you can get a meal, cool drinks or ice creams. There are also several places where you can hire water sports equipment or rides.”
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