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Oura Beach

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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Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort €161
Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort

Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort

Praia De St Eulalia, Albufeira
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Santa Eulália, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Maria Luisa Beach and Santa Eulalia Beach. Oura Beach and Praia dos Alemães are also within 2 miles (3 km).

    Muthu Oura Praia Hotel
    Muthu Oura Praia Hotel

    Muthu Oura Praia Hotel

    Estrada de Santa Eulália, Albufeira, Faro
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Albufeira aparthotel is located by the ocean, within a 15-minute walk of Albufeira Bullring, Oura Beach and Santa Eulalia Beach. Praia dos Alemães and Albufeira Old Town Square are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel €135
      Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel

      Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel

      Santa Eulalia, Lote 24, Albufeira
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated on the Strip, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oura Beach and Praia dos Alemães. Albufeira Old Town Square and Falesia Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Monica Isabel Beach Club €59
        Monica Isabel Beach Club

        Monica Isabel Beach Club

        Praia do Forte de Sao Joao, Albufeira
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nestled on the beach, this Albufeira aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of International Health Centers Albufeira, Praia dos Alemães and Oura Beach. Albufeira Old Town Square and Fisherman's Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

          Muthu Clube Praia da Oura €90
          Muthu Clube Praia da Oura

          Muthu Clube Praia da Oura

          Praia da Oura Apartado 827, Rua Oliveira Martins, Albufeira
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Albufeira, this beachfront aparthotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Oura Beach and Praia dos Alemães. Albufeira Old Town Square and Santa Eulalia Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

            3HB Golden Beach
            3HB Golden Beach

            3HB Golden Beach

            Rua Ramalho Ortigao, Praia Da Oura, Algarve, Albufeira
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Albufeira apartment building is located by the ocean, within a 15-minute walk of Oura Beach and Praia dos Alemães. Albufeira Old Town Square and Santa Eulalia Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

              Topazio Mar Beach Hotel & Apartments €129
              Topazio Mar Beach Hotel & Apartments

              Topazio Mar Beach Hotel & Apartments

              Rua Vasco da Gama, Areias de Sao Joao, Albufeira
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Albufeira hotel is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Aveiros Beach and Oura Beach. Praia dos Alemães and Santa Eulalia Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

                Auramar Beach Resort €77
                Auramar Beach Resort

                Auramar Beach Resort

                Praia dos Aveiros, Albufeira
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  With direct access to the beach, this Albufeira hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aveiros Beach, Praia dos Alemães and Oura Beach. Albufeira Old Town Square and Santa Eulalia Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).