Praia Grande (Ferragudo)

Praia Grande - Ferragudo
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Praia de Ferragudo
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Fort of São João do Arade
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Praia de Ferragudo

Situated on the eastern shores of the mouth of the River Arade - just across the water from Praia da Rocha and Portimão - is the wide sandy stretch of Praia Grande. Literally translated as "big beach" this is the larger of Ferragudo riverside beaches.

The northern end of the beach is defined by a small cliff on top of which is perched the 16th century fort of São João do Arade. Originally built to defend the coast from pirates the fort is now a private residence.

Praia Grande is Ferragudo's main beach and as such has plenty of facilities such as cafes and shops. It is a popular spot and can become quite busy in the summer months. 

Being relatively sheltered the beach here is fairly safe for swimming and watersports such as windsurfing (there is a watersport centre on the beach). There is also a seasonal lifeguard service and a children's playground beachside making this a great family beach.

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Praia Grande (Ferragudo) tide times

  • Thu 26th January
    High 5:25am (3.40m)
    Low 11:43am (0.68m)
    High 5:55pm (3.02m)
    Low 11:53pm (0.89m)
  • Fri 27th January
    High 6:14am (3.18m)
    Low 12:33pm (0.90m)
    High 6:46pm (2.85m)
  • Sat 28th January
    Low 12:47am (1.09m)
    High 7:08am (2.94m)
    Low 1:28pm (1.11m)
    High 7:44pm (2.70m)
  • Sun 29th January
    Low 1:52am (1.27m)
    High 8:11am (2.71m)
    Low 2:34pm (1.29m)
    High 8:52pm (2.60m)

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