Ferragudo is smaller and more traditional than it’s neighbour, Portimão. Located across the river estuary of Rio Arade, Ferragudo is a beautiful village and has actually been tipped to be one of the Algarve’s new hot spots! Many of the houses in Ferragudo are traditional fisherman’s homes. It really is a very picturesque scene when you arrive in Ferragudo to see the whitewashed houses ‘tumbling’ down the hillside towards the river front.
If you wander down to the beach nearest to the village (Praia da Angrinha) you will see the rather amazing Fort of São João de Arade. It began life in the 15th century as a lookout tower and then was extended in 17th/18th century as part of the fortifications protecting the mouth of the river. (On the opposite bank above Portimão marina is the fort of Santa Catarina.)
There are some lovely beaches in Ferragudo, Praia Grande and Praia do Pintadinho being just two, but it is worth exploring, either by car, or by foot. You’ll find signposts for the beaches, and for several bar-restaurants as you travel around in case you want to pit stop for a drink or something to eat.
For a relaxing holiday – good beaches, plenty of places for an evening meal and scenic walks, then Ferragudo is hard to beat.
Located on the beautiful Praia Grande in Ferragudo, following down the steps you will find a unique oásis which only exists in the Algarve Club Nau Beach Bar & Restaurant ticks all the boxes you can think of for an authentic beach bar, a place like no other at the ocean.
Completely renewed in 2008, the Restaurant opened doors with a new image resembling a old Caravel “Nau”. Bright wooden restaurant, right on the beach, cold cocktails, lovely wine and gorgeous golden sunsets. What more could you want?
It really is an Algarve oasis where there is enough space on the gorgeous expanse of white sand to find your own space and relax, or equally sit at the bar and chat with whoever is passing.
The food is freshly prepared daily, snacks and drinks are available all day including a full cocktail menu, frozen drinks and juices.
Lovely setting for a romantinc dinner with your better half, enjoying soft Chillout Music.
At Sundays the setting changes a little as we prepare another one of our “magic sundays”, with live music from local bands.