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

  • Sun 19th March
    High 12:17am (3.21m)
    Low 6:39am (0.70m)
    High 12:52pm (3.14m)
    Low 6:53pm (0.78m)
  • Mon 20th March
    High 1:06am (3.46m)
    Low 7:24am (0.49m)
    High 1:35pm (3.34m)
    Low 7:36pm (0.58m)
  • Tue 21st March
    High 1:50am (3.64m)
    Low 8:06am (0.36m)
    High 2:16pm (3.47m)
    Low 8:17pm (0.46m)
  • Wed 22nd March
    High 2:31am (3.72m)
    Low 8:44am (0.33m)
    High 2:55pm (3.52m)
    Low 8:56pm (0.42m)

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