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

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