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

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

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