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

  • Tue 26th September
    High 12:29am (2.87m)
    Low 6:32am (1.12m)
    High 12:46pm (3.16m)
    Low 7:08pm (0.80m)
  • Wed 27th September
    High 1:21am (3.13m)
    Low 7:23am (0.86m)
    High 1:36pm (3.43m)
    Low 7:54pm (0.56m)
  • Thu 28th September
    High 2:06am (3.35m)
    Low 8:07am (0.63m)
    High 2:21pm (3.64m)
    Low 8:37pm (0.39m)
  • Fri 29th September
    High 2:48am (3.50m)
    Low 8:49am (0.48m)
    High 3:04pm (3.75m)
    Low 9:16pm (0.33m)

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