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

  • Thu 22nd February
    High 1:13am (3.04m)
    Low 7:35am (0.92m)
    High 1:39pm (2.89m)
    Low 7:38pm (1.00m)
  • Fri 23rd February
    High 1:49am (3.17m)
    Low 8:07am (0.82m)
    High 2:11pm (2.99m)
    Low 8:09pm (0.88m)
  • Sat 24th February
    High 2:21am (3.27m)
    Low 8:35am (0.76m)
    High 2:40pm (3.07m)
    Low 8:37pm (0.80m)
  • Sun 25th February
    High 2:51am (3.32m)
    Low 9:01am (0.73m)
    High 3:08pm (3.11m)
    Low 9:04pm (0.76m)

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