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 4th March
    Low 1:52am (1.45m)
    High 8:24am (2.47m)
    Low 2:18pm (1.54m)
    High 9:05pm (2.58m)
  • Tue 5th March
    Low 3:31am (1.49m)
    High 10:00am (2.47m)
    Low 4:03pm (1.54m)
    High 10:35pm (2.69m)
  • Wed 6th March
    Low 5:15am (1.36m)
    High 11:20am (2.62m)
    Low 5:36pm (1.37m)
    High 11:45pm (2.91m)
  • Thu 7th March
    Low 6:25am (1.12m)
    High 12:20pm (2.85m)
    Low 6:39pm (1.12m)

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