Praia do Pintadinho

Praia do Pintadinho Praia do Pintadinho
© Jose Goncalves / CC BY-SA 3.0

Praia Pintadinho sits just beyond the mouth of the River Arada and is largely outside of the shelter from the breakwaters that protect Portimão. Whilst the sea may be slightly more lively than Ferragudo's other riverside beaches Praia Pintadinho still benefits from the same perfect golden sand along with the added bonus of a Blue Flag award.

This popular beach has plenty of facilities for a family day at the beach including a restaurant and sunbed hire. There is also a seasonal lifeguard service to ensure safe bathing throughout easter and the summer.

At the northern end of the beach are some typically wonderful Algarve rock formations including a number of caves worth exploring. To the south is a headland upon which stands the lighthouse of Ponta do Altar along with a small radar station. The view from the clifftop here is well worth checking out; on a clear day there are views westwards to Ponta da Piedade in Lagos and even Sagres beyond.

Other beaches near Praia do Pintadinho

Praia do Pintadinho tide times

  • Thu 30th June
    High 3:56am (2.97m)
    Low 9:49am (1.06m)
    High 4:09pm (3.20m)
    Low 10:20pm (0.98m)
  • Fri 1st July
    High 4:32am (2.95m)
    Low 10:22am (1.08m)
    High 4:45pm (3.18m)
    Low 10:55pm (1.01m)
  • Sat 2nd July
    High 5:08am (2.91m)
    Low 10:57am (1.11m)
    High 5:21pm (3.13m)
    Low 11:31pm (1.06m)
  • Sun 3rd July
    High 5:45am (2.87m)
    Low 11:34am (1.16m)
    High 5:59pm (3.08m)

Praia do Pintadinho Location

Rate this beach

No votes yet

Related articles


Ferragudo travel guide »

The attractive fishing village of Ferragudo has done a good job of avoiding the wholesale development that has affected much of this part of the Algarve. This is even more impressive considering its location at the mouth of the Rio Arade estuary,...