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Praia da Ilha da Culatra

Farol - Ilha da Cultura Farol - Ilha da Cultura© Can Stock Photo Inc/Transocean007

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

  • Sun 17th February

    High 12:17am (3.11m)
    Low 06:52am (0.95m)
    High 12:48pm (3.06m)
    Low 07:09pm (0.94m)
  • Mon 18th February

    High 01:10am (3.34m)
    Low 07:44am (0.73m)
    High 01:38pm (3.24m)
    Low 07:59pm (0.75m)
  • Tue 19th February

    High 01:59am (3.53m)
    Low 08:32am (0.56m)
    High 02:25pm (3.39m)
    Low 08:45pm (0.61m)
  • Wed 20th February

    High 02:45am (3.65m)
    Low 09:17am (0.46m)
    High 03:10pm (3.46m)
    Low 09:30pm (0.54m)

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