Oura Beach

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

Top Trending Hotels Near Oura Beach

Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only
Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only
4 out of 5
Rua Joaquim Pedro Samora 2, Albufeira, Faro, 8200-210
The price is €215 per night from 5 Sep to 6 Sep
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (82 reviews)
"Best place in Albufeira !"

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2022

Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only
Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
4 out of 5
Praia da Oura Apartado 827, Rua Oliveira Martins, Albufeira, 8200-901
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
3.6/5 Good! (994 reviews)
"We love this place, sadly this trip was a bit spoit by stag parties."

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2022

Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort
Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort
5 out of 5
Estrada de Albufeira - Olhos de Água, Albufeira, Faro, 8200-269
The price is €215 per night from 2 Sep to 3 Sep
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (824 reviews)
"best housekeeping ever! such friendly service i was blown away. they really made it special"

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2022

Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
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Vila Petra
Vila Petra
4 out of 5
R. Mouzinho de Albuquerque, Albufeira, 8200356
The price is €108 per night from 8 Sep to 9 Sep
Vila Petra
Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
4 out of 5
Praia da Oura Apartado 827, Rua Oliveira Martins, Albufeira, 8200-901
Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only
Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only
4 out of 5
Rua Joaquim Pedro Samora 2, Albufeira, Faro, 8200-210
The price is €215 per night from 5 Sep to 6 Sep
Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only
Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort
Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort
5 out of 5
Estrada de Albufeira - Olhos de Água, Albufeira, Faro, 8200-269
The price is €215 per night from 2 Sep to 3 Sep
Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort
Grand Muthu Oura View Beach Club
Grand Muthu Oura View Beach Club
5 out of 5
Praia Da Oura, Areias de São João, Albufeira, 8200-911
The price is €298 per night from 12 Aug to 13 Aug
Grand Muthu Oura View Beach Club
Grand Muthu Forte da Oura
Grand Muthu Forte da Oura
5 out of 5
Rua Oliveira Martins, Albufeira, 8200-619
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Topazio Vibe Beach Hotel & Apartments
Topazio Vibe Beach Hotel & Apartments
3 out of 5
Rua Vasco da Gama, Areias de Sao Joao, Albufeira, 8200-294
The price is €138 per night from 7 Sep to 8 Sep
Topazio Vibe Beach Hotel & Apartments
Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel
Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel
4 out of 5
Santa Eulalia, Lote 24, Albufeira, 8200-381
The price is €215 per night from 27 Aug to 28 Aug
Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel
3HB Golden Beach
3HB Golden Beach
3 out of 5
Rua Ramalho Ortigao, Praia Da Oura, Algarve, Albufeira, 8200-909
3HB Golden Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.