• Wharf of Farol Island
    Wharf of Farol Island. In the rear, the Cabo de Santa Maria Lighthouse.
  • Access to Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach
    Access path to Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach.
  • Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach
    Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach, near the seawall.
  • Bathing area at Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach
    Bathing area in front of the Cabo de Santa Maria Lighthouse.
  • Dunes at Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach
    Dunes of Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach, in the proximity of the east pier.
  • Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach, near the lighthouse
    View from the east pier over Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach. In the center, the Cabo de Santa Maria Lighthouse.
  • Sand at Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach
    Sand of Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach, near the east pier.
  • Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach, from the dunes
    Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach, perspective from the dune system.
  • East bathing area at Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach
    Bathing area east from the piers of Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach.
  • East at Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach
    East view at Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach.
  • Panoramic of Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach
    Panoramic view over Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach, from the ferry.

Praia da Ilha do Farol (Mar) Beach

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Weather, Wave Climate and Tide Times

Clear

30360


to Sunrise

12ºC
19ºC
12ºC
21ºC
14ºC
21ºC
15ºC
18ºC
13ºC
18ºC
12

Air Temperature12 ºC

21

Wind Speed21 km/h East-Northeast

74

Humidity74 %

1014

Pressure1014 mbar

Waning Gibbous Moon
18th day , 87% visible

-INF%

Flood Tide

19ºday
82%
20ºday
73%
21ºday
63%
22ºday
54%
23ºday
44%
15.9

Water Temperature15.9 ºC

5.5

Wave Period5.5 s North

1.87

Mean Wave Height1.87 m

Tide Times

DateHourHeightState
3,53 mHigh tide
0,53 mLow tide
3,33 mHigh tide
0,60 mLow tide
3,28 mHigh tide
0,80 mLow tide
3,13 mHigh tide
0,86 mLow tide
2,99 mHigh tide
1,09 mLow tide
2,90 mHigh tide
1,14 mLow tide
2,71 mHigh tide
1,35 mLow tide
2,70 mHigh tide
1,38 mLow tide
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Description

Lifeguarded beach
from to .

16416000

83 days for the start of bathing season.

Our rating 8/10

2017 Awards

Blue Flag

Gold Flag

Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach is in a sandy island called 1, at the heart of 2 (a valley eroded by rivers and with sandy islands which is flooded by the sea, turning the water into brackish).
The sand is very long of about 1,7 Km and the dune system is wide.
At west, beside the fishermen village holding the famous 3, the beach is bounded by a 900 meter long pier, guiding the boats entry in the Canal de Faro4.
Access is via sea.

References

  1. Culatra Island
  2. Formosa River
  3. Santa Maria Cape Lighthouse
  4. Faro Canal

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Ratings History

Award 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Water Quality
Blue Flag
Gold Flag
Accessible Beach
Zero Pollution

Map and Location

Coordinates

N 36º 58.46382'
W 7º 51.82914'

Maritime Authority

Capitania do Porto de Olhão

Parish

Municipality

Faro

District

Faro

Region

Algarve

Country

Portugal

Bathing Water

Ilha do Farol - Mar

Coastal Unit

Cabo Santa Maria - Manta Rota

Coastal Region

Costa Algarvia

Accommodation near Praia da Ilha do Farol (Mar) Beach

  1. at 7130 meters

    Pousada de Juventude Faro

    Pousada de Juventude Faro

  2. at 7193 meters

    Residencial York

    Residencial York

  3. at 7467 meters

    Residencial Samé Lda

    Residencial Samé Lda

  4. at 7521 meters

    Residencial Emília

    Residencial Emília

  5. at 7546 meters

    Casa d'Alagoa Faro Hostel

    Casa d'Alagoa Faro Hostel

  6. at 7563 meters

    Tivoli Guest House

    Tivoli Guest House

  7. at 7668 meters

    Hotel Santa Maria

    Hotel Santa Maria

  8. at 7719 meters

    Baixa-Portugal Terrace Hostel

    Baixa-Portugal Terrace Hostel

  9. at 7859 meters

    Azothea B&B

    Azothea B&B

  10. at 7860 meters

    Hotel Faro

    Hotel Faro

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