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
Tue 7th JulyHigh 4:34am (3.15m)
Low 10:29am (0.91m)
High 4:48pm (3.39m)
Low 11:04pm (0.82m)
Wed 8th JulyHigh 5:15am (3.06m)
Low 11:08am (1.00m)
High 5:29pm (3.29m)
Low 11:45pm (0.94m)
Thu 9th JulyHigh 5:56am (2.95m)
Low 11:48am (1.10m)
High 6:10pm (3.17m)
Fri 10th JulyLow 12:26am (1.06m)
High 6:38am (2.84m)
Low 12:29pm (1.22m)
High 6:54pm (3.03m)