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 24th May
    Low 5:03am (1.17m)
    High 11:09am (2.67m)
    Low 5:25pm (1.34m)
    High 11:27pm (2.87m)
  • Wed 25th May
    Low 6:08am (1.11m)
    High 12:09pm (2.77m)
    Low 6:28pm (1.25m)
  • Thu 26th May
    High 12:24am (2.94m)
    Low 7:01am (1.04m)
    High 12:57pm (2.88m)
    Low 7:20pm (1.15m)
  • Fri 27th May
    High 1:11am (3.00m)
    Low 7:46am (0.99m)
    High 1:38pm (2.97m)
    Low 8:04pm (1.06m)

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