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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

  • Tue 11th December

    High 04:21am (3.09m)
    Low 10:31am (0.96m)
    High 04:45pm (2.80m)
    Low 10:34pm (1.10m)
  • Wed 12th December

    High 05:00am (2.97m)
    Low 11:10am (1.08m)
    High 05:27pm (2.68m)
    Low 11:15pm (1.23m)
  • Thu 13th December

    High 05:43am (2.83m)
    Low 11:56am (1.20m)
    High 06:16pm (2.57m)
  • Fri 14th December

    Low 12:03am (1.34m)
    High 06:34am (2.72m)
    Low 12:50pm (1.30m)
    High 07:13pm (2.50m)

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