Praia da Angrinha is Ferragudo's other beach, after Praia Grande. Located just beyond the headland that is home to the fort of São João de Arade the beach here sits on the bank of the river Arade looking across to the marina at Portimao.
Angrinha is actually the closest beach to Ferragudo town, just a couple of minutes walk along the riverfront and past the lifeboat house. It is a pleasant stretch of fine sand backed by low dunes and the outskirts of the town. Given its position on the river it is very much sheltered from the Atlantic waves.
The southern end the beach is dominated by the fort which is now a private residence. Also known as the Castle of Arade, this medieval fortification dates back to the 17th century when it guarded the river entrance with its artillery batteries.
In contrast the other end of the beach is given over to local fishermen who have a row of huts here. At this end of the beach you will also see little fishing boats pulled up on the sand by the small breakwater.