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Praia da Ilha da Culatra

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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

  • Fri 5th June

    High 2:39am (3.33m)
    Low 9:04am (0.70m)
    High 3:02pm (3.43m)
    Low 9:32pm (0.68m)
  • Sat 6th June

    High 3:24am (3.31m)
    Low 9:48am (0.73m)
    High 3:45pm (3.44m)
    Low 10:18pm (0.69m)
  • Sun 7th June

    High 4:09am (3.25m)
    Low 10:31am (0.80m)
    High 4:28pm (3.39m)
    Low 11:03pm (0.75m)
  • Mon 8th June

    High 4:53am (3.13m)
    Low 11:14am (0.91m)
    High 5:11pm (3.29m)
    Low 11:49pm (0.85m)

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