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

  • Wed 30th November
    Low 1:09am (1.28m)
    High 7:20am (2.93m)
    Low 2:07pm (1.15m)
    High 8:12pm (2.64m)
  • Thu 1st December
    Low 2:27am (1.36m)
    High 8:38am (2.86m)
    Low 3:24pm (1.17m)
    High 9:31pm (2.66m)
  • Fri 2nd December
    Low 3:47am (1.34m)
    High 9:53am (2.87m)
    Low 4:34pm (1.12m)
    High 10:38pm (2.75m)
  • Sat 3rd December
    Low 4:57am (1.26m)
    High 10:56am (2.93m)
    Low 5:33pm (1.05m)
    High 11:32pm (2.87m)

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