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Praia da Senhora da Rocha, Porches

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Praia da Senhora da Rocha or Praia [da] Nossa Senhora da Rocha (Beach of [Our] Lady of the Rock) is a small fishing community and beach on the Atlantic coast of the civil parish/freguesia of Porches in the municipality/concelho of Lagoa (Algarve) in Portugal. The beach is one of the most rustic ones along the coast and was used as a refuge for small fishing boats in the area.

The beach is flanked by cliffs. At the west end is a promentory on which is the old Fort and Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Rocha. A tunnel has been excavated through this promentory to link Praia da Senhora da Rocha with Praia Nova on the other side.

The fact that the beach/Praia da Senhora da Rocha is protected by cliffs is not only a great advantage for the fishermen, it also offers shelter to tourists when the wind is very strong.

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Shaun S
16 July 2013
Very nice beach on either side connected by a tunnel through the cliff. The church up top make for nice photos and the view is not bad either.
Rui F.
26 June 2012
Pequena praia ideal para quando está muito vento, uma vez que é relativamente abrigada.
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0.1km from EM530, 8400-450 Porches, Portugal

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