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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

  • Mon 25th January

    Low 6:34am (1.30m)
    High 12:21pm (2.71m)
    Low 6:47pm (1.31m)
  • Tue 26th January

    High 12:40am (2.90m)
    Low 7:21am (1.15m)
    High 1:06pm (2.82m)
    Low 7:29pm (1.19m)
  • Wed 27th January

    High 1:22am (3.06m)
    Low 8:01am (1.02m)
    High 1:47pm (2.94m)
    Low 8:07pm (1.06m)
  • Thu 28th January

    High 2:03am (3.21m)
    Low 8:38am (0.90m)
    High 2:27pm (3.05m)
    Low 8:43pm (0.94m)

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