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

  • Sat 2nd July
    High 5:14am (2.86m)
    Low 11:24am (1.15m)
    High 5:28pm (3.10m)
  • Sun 3rd July
    Low 12:01am (1.07m)
    High 5:52am (2.81m)
    Low 11:59am (1.18m)
    High 6:08pm (3.05m)
  • Mon 4th July
    Low 12:38am (1.13m)
    High 6:32am (2.76m)
    Low 12:36pm (1.21m)
    High 6:51pm (2.99m)
  • Tue 5th July
    Low 1:18am (1.18m)
    High 7:17am (2.71m)
    Low 1:20pm (1.25m)
    High 7:39pm (2.92m)

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