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

  • Sat 1st October
    High 6:18am (3.05m)
    Low 12:26pm (1.02m)
    High 6:48pm (2.88m)
  • Sun 2nd October
    Low 12:48am (1.18m)
    High 7:15am (2.87m)
    Low 1:30pm (1.21m)
    High 7:58pm (2.67m)
  • Mon 3rd October
    Low 1:58am (1.39m)
    High 8:32am (2.74m)
    Low 3:03pm (1.32m)
    High 9:34pm (2.56m)
  • Tue 4th October
    Low 3:41am (1.48m)
    High 10:09am (2.74m)
    Low 4:49pm (1.25m)
    High 11:11pm (2.65m)

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