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
- Mon 30th JanuaryLow 3:12am (1.38m)
High 9:27am (2.56m)
Low 3:50pm (1.38m)
High 10:08pm (2.59m)
- Tue 31st JanuaryLow 4:37am (1.37m)
High 10:47am (2.51m)
Low 5:02pm (1.38m)
High 11:18pm (2.66m)
- Wed 1st FebruaryLow 5:48am (1.28m)
High 11:54am (2.57m)
Low 6:01pm (1.31m)
- Thu 2nd FebruaryHigh 12:14am (2.79m)
Low 6:40am (1.16m)
High 12:45pm (2.67m)
Low 6:47pm (1.20m)