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

  • Sun 26th March
    High 6:15am (3.08m)
    Low 12:36pm (1.04m)
    High 6:34pm (3.00m)
  • Mon 27th March
    Low 12:58am (1.11m)
    High 6:57am (2.83m)
    Low 1:13pm (1.27m)
    High 7:17pm (2.80m)
  • Tue 28th March
    Low 1:46am (1.32m)
    High 7:47am (2.58m)
    Low 1:59pm (1.50m)
    High 8:10pm (2.60m)
  • Wed 29th March
    Low 2:51am (1.49m)
    High 8:57am (2.38m)
    Low 3:10pm (1.67m)
    High 9:29pm (2.47m)

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