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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

  • Mon 17th February

    Low 2:54am (1.27m)
    High 9:14am (2.65m)
    Low 3:36pm (1.31m)
    High 9:56pm (2.69m)
  • Tue 18th February

    Low 4:27am (1.27m)
    High 10:41am (2.62m)
    Low 4:57pm (1.30m)
    High 11:13pm (2.78m)
  • Wed 19th February

    Low 5:43am (1.15m)
    High 11:52am (2.70m)
    Low 6:01pm (1.20m)
  • Thu 20th February

    High 12:13am (2.92m)
    Low 6:38am (1.01m)
    High 12:46pm (2.82m)
    Low 6:49pm (1.08m)

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