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
- Wed 4th AugustHigh 12:10am (2.61m)
Low 6:19am (1.42m)
High 12:36pm (2.77m)
Low 6:56pm (1.33m)
- Thu 5th AugustHigh 1:05am (2.72m)
Low 7:08am (1.31m)
High 1:24pm (2.92m)
Low 7:41pm (1.18m)
- Fri 6th AugustHigh 1:50am (2.84m)
Low 7:50am (1.18m)
High 2:06pm (3.07m)
Low 8:20pm (1.04m)
- Sat 7th AugustHigh 2:30am (2.97m)
Low 8:27am (1.05m)
High 2:44pm (3.21m)
Low 8:56pm (0.91m)