Praia Grande - Ferragudo Beach
Praia Grande is a broad expanse of white sand, on the eastern side of the River Arade, opposite Praia da Rocha. Protected at its western extremity by a pier, the water here is always calm making it one of the safest beaches in the Algarve.
For those feeling energetic, there is a good water sports centre on the beach. For those that prefer lazing around, there are sunbeds and sunshades for hire. You can soak up the sun, watching the comings and goings of the yachts from the marina at Praia da Rocha. Praia Grande has a children’s playground right on the sand – always a good idea.
You can choose from several beach restaurants and bars, some offering traditional Portuguese fare, others offering a mellow, laid-back beach bar feeling. There is parking near the beach. Access onto the sand is by steps. There are showers and changing rooms on the beach.