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

  • Mon 27th May
    High 5:32am (2.95m)
    Low 11:23am (1.09m)
    High 5:48pm (3.13m)
  • Tue 28th May
    Low 12:03am (1.00m)
    High 6:23am (2.85m)
    Low 12:14pm (1.19m)
    High 6:41pm (3.05m)
  • Wed 29th May
    Low 1:01am (1.08m)
    High 7:23am (2.77m)
    Low 1:14pm (1.28m)
    High 7:43pm (2.99m)
  • Thu 30th May
    Low 2:09am (1.13m)
    High 8:31am (2.73m)
    Low 2:26pm (1.33m)
    High 8:52pm (2.96m)

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