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 25th JanuaryLow 6:09am (1.20m)
High 12:19pm (2.70m)
Low 6:22pm (1.16m)
Tue 26th JanuaryHigh 12:39am (2.90m)
Low 6:53am (1.04m)
High 1:03pm (2.83m)
Low 7:02pm (1.03m)
Wed 27th JanuaryHigh 1:19am (3.07m)
Low 7:32am (0.89m)
High 1:43pm (2.96m)
Low 7:40pm (0.90m)
Thu 28th JanuaryHigh 1:57am (3.21m)
Low 8:09am (0.75m)
High 2:20pm (3.08m)
Low 8:17pm (0.78m)