Praia da Ilha da Culatra

Farol - Ilha da Cultura Farol - Ilha da Cultura
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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 24th May
    High 3:39am (3.07m)
    Low 9:51am (1.00m)
    High 3:54pm (3.23m)
    Low 10:19pm (0.91m)
  • Sat 25th May
    High 4:17am (3.04m)
    Low 10:25am (1.02m)
    High 4:33pm (3.23m)
    Low 10:58pm (0.93m)
  • Sun 26th May
    High 4:58am (2.99m)
    Low 11:04am (1.06m)
    High 5:14pm (3.19m)
    Low 11:41pm (0.98m)
  • Mon 27th May
    High 5:42am (2.91m)
    Low 11:47am (1.11m)
    High 6:00pm (3.12m)

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