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
Sun 27th SeptemberHigh 12:14am (2.70m)
Low 6:21am (1.32m)
High 12:30pm (2.93m)
Low 6:59pm (1.05m)
Mon 28th SeptemberHigh 1:07am (2.85m)
Low 7:11am (1.16m)
High 1:19pm (3.09m)
Low 7:42pm (0.92m)
Tue 29th SeptemberHigh 1:48am (2.98m)
Low 7:50am (1.01m)
High 1:59pm (3.22m)
Low 8:16pm (0.82m)
Wed 30th SeptemberHigh 2:22am (3.10m)
Low 8:23am (0.89m)
High 2:33pm (3.31m)
Low 8:46pm (0.76m)