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

  • Mon 22nd July
    High 3:50am (3.13m)
    Low 10:06am (0.85m)
    High 4:09pm (3.44m)
    Low 10:41pm (0.71m)
  • Tue 23rd July
    High 4:34am (3.19m)
    Low 10:49am (0.79m)
    High 4:53pm (3.48m)
    Low 11:24pm (0.68m)
  • Wed 24th July
    High 5:18am (3.21m)
    Low 11:32am (0.78m)
    High 5:37pm (3.46m)
  • Thu 25th July
    Low 12:08am (0.71m)
    High 6:04am (3.17m)
    Low 12:18pm (0.83m)
    High 6:24pm (3.38m)

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