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Praia Pintadinho sits just beyond the mouth of the River Arada and is largely outside of the shelter from the breakwaters that protect Portimão. Whilst the sea may be slightly more lively than Ferragudo's other riverside beaches Praia Pintadinho still benefits from the same perfect golden sand along with the added bonus of a Blue Flag award.
This popular beach has plenty of facilities for a family day at the beach including a restaurant and sunbed hire. There is also a seasonal lifeguard service to ensure safe bathing throughout easter and the summer.
At the northern end of the beach are some typically wonderful Algarve rock formations including a number of caves worth exploring. To the south is a headland upon which stands the lighthouse of Ponta do Altar along with a small radar station. The view from the clifftop here is well worth checking out; on a clear day there are views westwards to Ponta da Piedade in Lagos and even Sagres beyond.
Other beaches near Praia do Pintadinho
Praia do Pintadinho tide times
Mon 17th FebruaryLow 2:54am (1.27m)
High 9:14am (2.65m)
Low 3:36pm (1.31m)
High 9:56pm (2.69m)
Tue 18th FebruaryLow 4:27am (1.27m)
High 10:41am (2.62m)
Low 4:57pm (1.30m)
High 11:13pm (2.78m)
Wed 19th FebruaryLow 5:43am (1.15m)
High 11:52am (2.70m)
Low 6:01pm (1.20m)
Thu 20th FebruaryHigh 12:13am (2.92m)
Low 6:38am (1.01m)
High 12:46pm (2.82m)
Low 6:49pm (1.08m)