Holidays in Oura Beach

Holiday Travel Guide
Oura Beach featuring a beach, general coastal views and swimming

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.

8797 Cheap Hotels Near Oura Beach

Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
4 out of 5
Praia da Oura Apartado 827, Rua Oliveira Martins, Albufeira
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$49 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
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 ...
3.6/5 Good! (968 reviews)
"Very close , walking distance to the beach and main tourist centre. The hotel needs maintenance and updating."

Reviewed on 23 Sep. 2021

Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
Auramar Beach Resort
Auramar Beach Resort
3 out of 5
Praia dos Aveiros, Albufeira
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$50 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Albufeira hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aveiros Beach and Praia dos Alemães. Oura Beach and Santa Eulalia Beach ...
3.7/5 Good! (299 reviews)
Good all round
"Lovely hotel. Amazing sea views as its high up. Beautiful gardens, nice deep pool and kids one too. Food and drinks were good. Staff were friendly and efficient Nice rooms too No complaints at all 👍"

Reviewed on 21 Aug. 2021

Auramar Beach Resort
3HB Golden Beach
3HB Golden Beach
3 out of 5
Rua Ramalho Ortigao, Praia Da Oura, Algarve, Albufeira
This family-friendly Albufeira aparthotel is located by the ocean, within a 15-minute walk of Oura Beach and Praia dos Alemães. Santa Eulalia Beach and Fisherman's ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (240 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

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.

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Top Oura Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

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 AU$49 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
Auramar Beach Resort
Auramar Beach Resort
3 out of 5
Praia dos Aveiros, Albufeira
The price is AU$50 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Auramar Beach Resort
3HB Golden Beach
3HB Golden Beach
3 out of 5
Rua Ramalho Ortigao, Praia Da Oura, Algarve, Albufeira
3HB Golden Beach
Hotel Sol e Mar
Hotel Sol e Mar
4 out of 5
Rua José Bernardino de Sousa, Albufeira, Algarve
The price is AU$87 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Hotel Sol e Mar
Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel
Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel
4 out of 5
Santa Eulalia, Lote 24, Albufeira
The price is AU$131 per night from 5 Jan. to 5 Jan.
Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel
Kiss - Apartamentos Turísticos
Kiss - Apartamentos Turísticos
3 out of 5
Rua Vasco da Gama, Edifício Kiss, Albufeira
Kiss - Apartamentos Turísticos
Topazio Mar Beach Hotel & Apartments
Topazio Mar Beach Hotel & Apartments
3 out of 5
Rua Vasco da Gama, Areias de Sao Joao, Albufeira
Topazio Mar Beach Hotel & Apartments
Apartamentos Soldoiro
Apartamentos Soldoiro
3 out of 5
Rua Ramalho Ortigão, Praia da Oura, Albufeira
Apartamentos Soldoiro
Quinta Pedra dos Bicos
Quinta Pedra dos Bicos
4 out of 5
Urbanização Quinta Pedra dos Bicos, 24, Santa Eulália, Albufeira
The price is AU$73 per night from 7 Jan. to 7 Jan.
Quinta Pedra dos Bicos
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.