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

  • Mon 27th May
    High 5:42am (2.91m)
    Low 11:47am (1.11m)
    High 6:00pm (3.12m)
  • Tue 28th May
    Low 12:30am (1.04m)
    High 6:31am (2.82m)
    Low 12:38pm (1.19m)
    High 6:53pm (3.03m)
  • Wed 29th May
    Low 1:26am (1.11m)
    High 7:30am (2.73m)
    Low 1:37pm (1.26m)
    High 7:54pm (2.95m)
  • Thu 30th May
    Low 2:30am (1.16m)
    High 8:38am (2.68m)
    Low 2:45pm (1.30m)
    High 9:04pm (2.91m)

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