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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

  • Tue 7th July

    High 4:34am (3.15m)
    Low 10:29am (0.91m)
    High 4:48pm (3.39m)
    Low 11:04pm (0.82m)
  • Wed 8th July

    High 5:15am (3.06m)
    Low 11:08am (1.00m)
    High 5:29pm (3.29m)
    Low 11:45pm (0.94m)
  • Thu 9th July

    High 5:56am (2.95m)
    Low 11:48am (1.10m)
    High 6:10pm (3.17m)
  • Fri 10th July

    Low 12:26am (1.06m)
    High 6:38am (2.84m)
    Low 12:29pm (1.22m)
    High 6:54pm (3.03m)

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