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

  • Thu 27th January
    Low 3:23am (1.31m)
    High 9:47am (2.75m)
    Low 4:02pm (1.28m)
    High 10:27pm (2.82m)
  • Fri 28th January
    Low 4:51am (1.26m)
    High 11:02am (2.79m)
    Low 5:22pm (1.21m)
    High 11:35pm (2.97m)
  • Sat 29th January
    Low 6:10am (1.11m)
    High 12:09pm (2.91m)
    Low 6:32pm (1.09m)
  • Sun 30th January
    High 12:35am (3.14m)
    Low 7:13am (0.92m)
    High 1:06pm (3.04m)
    Low 7:29pm (0.95m)

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