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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

  • Wed 30th September

    High 2:26am (2.99m)
    Low 8:50am (0.99m)
    High 2:37pm (3.19m)
    Low 9:14pm (0.84m)
  • Thu 1st October

    High 2:58am (3.08m)
    Low 9:21am (0.91m)
    High 3:09pm (3.26m)
    Low 9:43pm (0.81m)
  • Fri 2nd October

    High 3:28am (3.14m)
    Low 9:50am (0.87m)
    High 3:41pm (3.30m)
    Low 10:10pm (0.82m)
  • Sat 3rd October

    High 3:57am (3.17m)
    Low 10:18am (0.86m)
    High 4:12pm (3.28m)
    Low 10:36pm (0.87m)

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