Praia da Ilha da Culatra

Farol - Ilha da Cultura Farol - Ilha da Cultura
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Ilha da Culatra Beach

The Ilha da Cultura is a small, but very sandy island located just beyond the Ria Formosa nature reserve off the coast of Faro. It is only accessible by a ferry from Faro which guarantees it never gets super busy. However, unlike the neighboring Ilha Deserta (Deserted Island) there are a few permanent residents at the western end of the island in Farol - which is Portuguese for lighthouse. The laid back beach town gets a fair bit busier in the summer but still retains plenty of charm along with a choice restaurants and cafés. The beach itself is a great long expanse of beautiful sand stretching for nearly 2km. Backed by gentle sand dunes and the turquoise waters of the Algarve this is a bit of a gem.

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Praia da Ilha da Culatra tide times

  • Tue 28th November
    High 2:31am (3.35m)
    Low 9:02am (0.77m)
    High 2:52pm (3.17m)
    Low 9:13pm (0.88m)
  • Wed 29th November
    High 3:09am (3.30m)
    Low 9:42am (0.83m)
    High 3:31pm (3.06m)
    Low 9:50pm (0.99m)
  • Thu 30th November
    High 3:47am (3.22m)
    Low 10:22am (0.93m)
    High 4:12pm (2.93m)
    Low 10:27pm (1.12m)
  • Fri 1st December
    High 4:26am (3.10m)
    Low 11:04am (1.05m)
    High 4:53pm (2.78m)
    Low 11:06pm (1.26m)

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