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
- Sat 22nd JanuaryHigh 4:48am (3.18m)
Low 10:57am (0.84m)
High 5:11pm (2.92m)
Low 11:04pm (0.95m)
- Sun 23rd JanuaryHigh 5:27am (3.10m)
Low 11:38am (0.91m)
High 5:54pm (2.85m)
Low 11:47pm (1.03m)
- Mon 24th JanuaryHigh 6:12am (3.00m)
Low 12:25pm (1.00m)
High 6:44pm (2.77m)
- Tue 25th JanuaryLow 12:41am (1.14m)
High 7:06am (2.88m)
Low 1:22pm (1.10m)
High 7:45pm (2.71m)