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

  • Wed 4th August
    High 12:11am (2.57m)
    Low 6:41am (1.46m)
    High 12:35pm (2.69m)
    Low 7:19pm (1.34m)
  • Thu 5th August
    High 1:05am (2.65m)
    Low 7:33am (1.37m)
    High 1:24pm (2.83m)
    Low 8:08pm (1.21m)
  • Fri 6th August
    High 1:52am (2.76m)
    Low 8:17am (1.25m)
    High 2:07pm (2.99m)
    Low 8:49pm (1.08m)
  • Sat 7th August
    High 2:33am (2.87m)
    Low 8:54am (1.13m)
    High 2:48pm (3.13m)
    Low 9:25pm (0.96m)

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