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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 11th December

    High 1:31am (3.18m)
    Low 7:56am (0.92m)
    High 1:50pm (3.14m)
    Low 8:08pm (0.93m)
  • Thu 12th December

    High 2:08am (3.28m)
    Low 8:33am (0.84m)
    High 2:29pm (3.18m)
    Low 8:43pm (0.89m)
  • Fri 13th December

    High 2:47am (3.35m)
    Low 9:12am (0.80m)
    High 3:09pm (3.18m)
    Low 9:20pm (0.88m)
  • Sat 14th December

    High 3:26am (3.37m)
    Low 9:52am (0.80m)
    High 3:50pm (3.14m)
    Low 10:00pm (0.90m)

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