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Ferragudo, Portimao

Ferragudo, Portimao, Algarve

Ferragudo, Portimao
This small unspoilt Portuguese fishing village is situated on the east bank of the Portimao river, with beaches both on the river and the coast. The village centre is delightful, and unchanged for many years. There is an ample selection of restaurants and shops, and the coastline between Ferragudo and the neighbouring Carvoeiro is dotted with many sandy coves and restaurants. Portimao is within a few minutes drive for more serious shopping.

This fishing village on the other side of the estuary from Portimao has two areas of interest, the pretty square with a range of cafes and the fish quay which is about half a mile away. This fishing area is found by following the stream down towards the estuary and is well worth a visit as it appears real rather than tarted up for the tourist. At the far end of the fisherman's paved area, a fort and the long Portimao boom can be seen when looking down the estuary towards the sea.

A drive south, initially following signs for the church, will lead you to roads that will take you down towards the boom and some of the beaches sheltered by it. There is, of course, a lighthouse here. The headland is covered with foot tracks and provides some good interesting walks leading to the smaller secluded sandy beaches. This area is also popular with the boat tours from up and down the coast as when the sea is rough they can't offload their customers into the coves near Carvoeiro and then use these sheltered bays inside the Portimao boom instead.

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