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
Mon 19th AprilLow 1:13am (1.37m)
High 7:38am (2.49m)
Low 1:28pm (1.51m)
High 8:05pm (2.58m)
Tue 20th AprilLow 2:27am (1.48m)
High 9:00am (2.41m)
Low 2:54pm (1.60m)
High 9:32pm (2.56m)
Wed 21st AprilLow 4:05am (1.45m)
High 10:32am (2.47m)
Low 4:33pm (1.53m)
High 10:56pm (2.68m)
Thu 22nd AprilLow 5:24am (1.29m)
High 11:43am (2.66m)
Low 5:44pm (1.33m)