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 17th FebruaryLow 2:54am (1.27m)
High 9:14am (2.65m)
Low 3:36pm (1.31m)
High 9:56pm (2.69m)
Tue 18th FebruaryLow 4:27am (1.27m)
High 10:41am (2.62m)
Low 4:57pm (1.30m)
High 11:13pm (2.78m)
Wed 19th FebruaryLow 5:43am (1.15m)
High 11:52am (2.70m)
Low 6:01pm (1.20m)
Thu 20th FebruaryHigh 12:13am (2.92m)
Low 6:38am (1.01m)
High 12:46pm (2.82m)
Low 6:49pm (1.08m)