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
- Fri 26th NovemberHigh 6:20am (2.68m)
Low 12:39pm (1.33m)
High 7:06pm (2.46m)
- Sat 27th NovemberLow 12:54am (1.47m)
High 7:29am (2.64m)
Low 1:55pm (1.34m)
High 8:21pm (2.48m)
- Sun 28th NovemberLow 2:16am (1.46m)
High 8:43am (2.68m)
Low 3:11pm (1.25m)
High 9:32pm (2.60m)
- Mon 29th NovemberLow 3:32am (1.34m)
High 9:50am (2.81m)
Low 4:14pm (1.09m)
High 10:32pm (2.79m)