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

  • Thu 2nd February
    High 12:12am (2.74m)
    Low 7:01am (1.27m)
    High 12:43pm (2.65m)
    Low 7:12pm (1.32m)
  • Fri 3rd February
    High 12:58am (2.86m)
    Low 7:45am (1.14m)
    High 1:25pm (2.75m)
    Low 7:52pm (1.22m)
  • Sat 4th February
    High 1:37am (2.99m)
    Low 8:22am (1.03m)
    High 2:02pm (2.85m)
    Low 8:26pm (1.13m)
  • Sun 5th February
    High 2:14am (3.11m)
    Low 8:55am (0.95m)
    High 2:36pm (2.93m)
    Low 8:58pm (1.04m)

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