Praia da Ilha do Farol (Mar) Beach

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Wharf of Farol Island

1/11 Wharf of Farol Island. In the rear, the Cabo de Santa Maria Lighthouse.

Access to Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach

2/11 Access path to Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach.

Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach

3/11 Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach, near the seawall.

Bathing area at Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach

4/11 Bathing area in front of the Cabo de Santa Maria Lighthouse.

Dunes at Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach

5/11 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

6/11 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

7/11 Sand of Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach, near the east pier.

Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach, from the dunes

8/11 Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach, perspective from the dune system.

East bathing area at Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach

9/11 Bathing area east from the piers of Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach.

East at Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach

10/11 East view at Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach.

Panoramic of Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach

11/11 Panoramic view over Praia da Ilha do Farol (Sea) Beach, from the ferry.

Weather and Tide Table

Third Quarter Moon
Mostly Cloudy
31380
19h26
Sunset
07h21
Sunrise
Dom
16 - 23
Seg
17 - 27
Ter
17 - 26
Qua
17 - 25
Qui
18 - 25
16
ºC
Air Temperature
N
9
km/h
Wind Speed and Direction
67
%
Relative Humidity
1015
mbar
Atmospheric Pressure
11%
Flood Tide
06h04
to High Tide
11
03:26
Low Tide
10:14
High Tide
19.4
ºC
Water Temperature
W
Wave Direction
0.6
m
Wave Medium Height
5.6
s
Wave Medium Period

39%
1,43 m
4.7 ft
Low Tide

36%
2,66 m
8.7 ft
High Tide

33%
1,34 m
4.4 ft
Low Tide

31%
2,61 m
8.6 ft
High Tide

28%
1,35 m
4.4 ft
Low Tide

25%
2,81 m
9.2 ft
High Tide

23%
1,13 m
3.7 ft
Low Tide

20%
2,80 m
9.2 ft
High Tide

18%
1,13 m
3.7 ft
Low Tide

15%
3,05 m
10 ft
High Tide

13%
0,85 m
2.8 ft
Low Tide

11%
3,05 m
10 ft
High Tide

9%
0,86 m
2.8 ft
Low Tide

8%
3,31 m
10.9 ft
High Tide

6%
0,57 m
1.9 ft
Low Tide

5%
3,29 m
10.8 ft
High Tide

3%
0,59 m
1.9 ft
Low Tide

About the Beach

What is Praia da Ilha do Farol (Mar) Beach?

Lifeguarded Beach from to
691200
days for the start of bathing season

It's an Oceanic Beach in the northern hemisphere bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, located on the coast of Portugal - Iberian Peninsula - in the municipality of Faro.

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

Where is it?

Map of Praia da Ilha do Farol (Mar) Beach

Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (Lat/Long WGS84)
Degrees, Decimal Minutes (Lat/Long WGS84)
Degrees, Minutes, Seconds (Lat/Long WGS84)
Lat. 36.974397º
Lon. -7.863819º
N 36º 58.46382'
W 7º 51.82914'
N 36º 58' 27.83"
W 7º 51' 49.75"
Parish
County Faro
District Faro
Region Algarve
Country Portugal
Continent Europe
Ocean North Atlantic
Maritime Authority Capitania do Porto de Olhão
Protected Area Parque Natural da Ria Formosa
Bathing Water Ilha do Farol - Mar
Coastal Unit Cabo Santa Maria - Manta Rota
Coastal Region Costa Algarvia

Awards

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

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