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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

  • Sun 27th September

    High 12:14am (2.70m)
    Low 6:21am (1.32m)
    High 12:30pm (2.93m)
    Low 6:59pm (1.05m)
  • Mon 28th September

    High 1:07am (2.85m)
    Low 7:11am (1.16m)
    High 1:19pm (3.09m)
    Low 7:42pm (0.92m)
  • Tue 29th September

    High 1:48am (2.98m)
    Low 7:50am (1.01m)
    High 1:59pm (3.22m)
    Low 8:16pm (0.82m)
  • Wed 30th September

    High 2:22am (3.10m)
    Low 8:23am (0.89m)
    High 2:33pm (3.31m)
    Low 8:46pm (0.76m)

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