You are here

Praia Nova

Praia Nova
© Rsantus / CC BY-SA 3.0
Praia Nova
© Portuguese Eyes / Vitor Oliveira / CC BY-SA 3.0

Praia Nova is one of the lesser known beaches in the Armação de Pera area. Neighbouring the popular Praia da Senhora da Rocha these two beaches are in fact joined by a tunnel which has been cut through the headland that separates them.

The beach here is sheltered by the high cliffs, which also means there are quite a few steps down to the beach. It is important to note that these cliffs are unstable in places and rock falls can happen. Therefore it is advised that you avoid sitting too close to the cliff face.
The eastern headland is home to a fort and chapel of Nossa Senhora da Rocha.

Where the name, which literally translated means "New beach", comes from is uncertain. Presumably it is just as old as most the other beaches along this stretch of coast.

Other beaches near Praia Nova

Praia Nova tide times

  • Thu 21st November

    Low 3:07am (1.29m)
    High 9:27am (2.90m)
    Low 3:57pm (1.01m)
    High 10:16pm (2.83m)
  • Fri 22nd November

    Low 4:22am (1.13m)
    High 10:36am (3.05m)
    Low 4:59pm (0.84m)
    High 11:15pm (3.03m)
  • Sat 23rd November

    Low 5:21am (0.92m)
    High 11:34am (3.23m)
    Low 5:52pm (0.68m)
  • Sun 24th November

    High 12:06am (3.22m)
    Low 6:12am (0.73m)
    High 12:25pm (3.36m)
    Low 6:38pm (0.56m)

Praia Nova Location

Rate this beach

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Related articles

Armação de Pêra

Armação de Pêra travel guide »

The Algarve resort of Armação de Pêra is located around 15km to the west of Albufeira. Set in a wide bay you won't be surprised that Armação de Pêra is something of a...

Armação de Pêra accommodation widget