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
- Wed 28th SeptemberHigh 4:21am (3.36m)
Low 10:20am (0.64m)
High 4:37pm (3.41m)
Low 10:41pm (0.66m)
- Thu 29th SeptemberHigh 4:56am (3.31m)
Low 10:56am (0.71m)
High 5:14pm (3.29m)
Low 11:17pm (0.78m)
- Fri 30th SeptemberHigh 5:34am (3.20m)
Low 11:37am (0.84m)
High 5:57pm (3.10m)
Low 11:58pm (0.97m)
- Sat 1st OctoberHigh 6:19am (3.05m)
Low 12:26pm (1.02m)
High 6:48pm (2.88m)