You are here

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.

Other beaches near Praia da Ilha da Culatra

Praia da Ilha da Culatra tide times

  • Mon 10th December

    High 03:50am (3.20m)
    Low 10:24am (0.95m)
    High 04:13pm (2.96m)
    Low 10:28pm (1.10m)
  • Tue 11th December

    High 04:27am (3.11m)
    Low 11:01am (1.04m)
    High 04:52pm (2.85m)
    Low 11:03pm (1.20m)
  • Wed 12th December

    High 05:06am (3.01m)
    Low 11:40am (1.15m)
    High 05:34pm (2.73m)
    Low 11:41pm (1.31m)
  • Thu 13th December

    High 05:50am (2.89m)
    Low 12:24pm (1.25m)
    High 06:21pm (2.62m)

Praia da Ilha da Culatra Location

Rate this beach

No votes yet

Related articles

Faro

Faro travel guide »

Surrounded by fertile fields of trees bearing fruit, olives and the almonds for which the Algarve is famous, Faro is a large town of over 50,000 inhabitants, the administrative capital of the province, lies at the heart of the...

Faro accommodation widget