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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 16th April

    High 5:39am (2.99m)
    Low 11:46am (1.13m)
    High 5:52pm (3.00m)
  • Sat 17th April

    Low 12:08am (1.11m)
    High 6:15am (2.83m)
    Low 12:16pm (1.26m)
    High 6:29pm (2.88m)
  • Sun 18th April

    Low 12:46am (1.24m)
    High 6:57am (2.66m)
    Low 12:53pm (1.39m)
    High 7:15pm (2.75m)
  • Mon 19th April

    Low 1:35am (1.37m)
    High 7:52am (2.51m)
    Low 1:44pm (1.51m)
    High 8:17pm (2.63m)

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