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

  • Wed 4th August
    High 12:10am (2.61m)
    Low 6:19am (1.42m)
    High 12:36pm (2.77m)
    Low 6:56pm (1.33m)
  • Thu 5th August
    High 1:05am (2.72m)
    Low 7:08am (1.31m)
    High 1:24pm (2.92m)
    Low 7:41pm (1.18m)
  • Fri 6th August
    High 1:50am (2.84m)
    Low 7:50am (1.18m)
    High 2:06pm (3.07m)
    Low 8:20pm (1.04m)
  • Sat 7th August
    High 2:30am (2.97m)
    Low 8:27am (1.05m)
    High 2:44pm (3.21m)
    Low 8:56pm (0.91m)

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