Oura Beach

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Oura Beach featuring swimming, a sandy beach and general coastal views

Water sports, stunning scenery and walks to quiet coves await at this beach located to the east of Albufeira’s Old Town. 

Be energetic or simply relax at Oura Beach (Praia da Oura). With abundant water sports, a picturesque Algarve backdrop and a promenade lined with bars and restaurants, this is one of the liveliest beaches of Albufeira. Oura Beach is home to several large resort hotels, thus making it a busy coastal destination year round.

The beach has Blue Flag status, an award given to beaches that meet a stringent criteria for environmental control, safety and water quality. It boasts an appealing strip of fine sand with vegetation-covered rocks at both ends. Look for a quiet spot by the rocks, lay down your towel and enjoy the laid-back ambiance. Alternatively, rent chairs and umbrellas from in front of the beach bars.

Get active by renting water sport equipment and joining tours at the beach’s adventure center. Explore at your own pace via Jet Ski, kayak and paddle boat. Try flyboarding, parasailing, wakeboarding and waterskiing. Take an exhilarating ride on a jet boat and water sled. Discover the outstanding natural beauty of the Algarve, visit hidden bays and spot dolphins on a cruise.

Another fun activity to do when visiting the beach is to walk along the seashore at low tide. It’s possible to get all the way to Olhos de Água Beach via Santa Eulalia Beach and Maria Luisa Beach. On the way you’ll pass small bays and hike over rocky hills.

Bars, cafés and low-key restaurants line the cobblestone promenade. Dine on fish and seafood dishes such as calamari, fried sardines and garlic prawns. The prices are reasonable despite the privileged waterfront location.

You can reach Oura Beach from Albufeira’s Old Town by driving for 15 minutes or walking for 40 minutes. Parking is available on the street that accesses the beach, although spaces fill up fast in the summer months. There’s also a large metered car park in the village.

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Auramar Beach Resort
Auramar Beach Resort
3 out of 5
Praia dos Aveiros, Albufeira
The price is €29 per night from 28 Nov to 28 Nov
With direct access to the beach, this Albufeira hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aveiros Beach, Praia dos Alemães and Oura Beach. International Health Centers ...
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"My stay overall was excellent!! Staff was attentive and very accommodating. Ion, was the greeter and assisted wlith luggage and everything else was/is EXCELLENT! when we had questions or wanted to know where to go in the area, Ion went above and beyond the call of helping us and other guests. My ..."

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Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
4 out of 5
Praia da Oura Apartado 827, Rua Oliveira Martins, Albufeira
The price is €37 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Located in Albufeira, this beachfront aparthotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Oura Beach, Aveiros Beach and Praia dos Alemães. International ...
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"Very close , walking distance to the beach and main tourist centre. The hotel needs maintenance and updating."

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3HB Golden Beach
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Rua Ramalho Ortigao, Praia Da Oura, Algarve, Albufeira
The price is €83 per night from 29 Oct to 29 Oct
This family-friendly Albufeira aparthotel is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Oura Beach and Aveiros Beach. Praia dos Alemães and International ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (235 reviews)
"Very clean and peaceful property. Location is perfect! I would highly recommend and I would definitely stay there again!!"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2021

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