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

  • Sat 4th December
    High 1:52am (3.51m)
    Low 8:16am (0.61m)
    High 2:15pm (3.42m)
    Low 8:33pm (0.64m)
  • Sun 5th December
    High 2:36am (3.56m)
    Low 9:04am (0.58m)
    High 3:01pm (3.38m)
    Low 9:19pm (0.68m)
  • Mon 6th December
    High 3:22am (3.54m)
    Low 9:53am (0.61m)
    High 3:49pm (3.28m)
    Low 10:07pm (0.78m)
  • Tue 7th December
    High 4:09am (3.45m)
    Low 10:44am (0.71m)
    High 4:39pm (3.12m)
    Low 10:57pm (0.92m)

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