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.
Other beaches near Praia Grande (Ferragudo)
Praia Grande (Ferragudo) tide times
- Fri 20th MayHigh 6:14am (3.05m)
Low 12:09pm (1.04m)
High 6:34pm (3.20m)
- Sat 21st MayLow 12:56am (0.95m)
High 7:17am (2.86m)
Low 1:13pm (1.23m)
High 7:38pm (3.05m)
- Sun 22nd MayLow 2:11am (1.09m)
High 8:31am (2.73m)
Low 2:30pm (1.36m)
High 8:53pm (2.94m)
- Mon 23rd MayLow 3:34am (1.15m)
High 9:50am (2.69m)
Low 3:55pm (1.39m)
High 10:10pm (2.93m)