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

First Quarter Moon
Partly Cloudy
10740
20h50
Sunset
06h12
Sunrise
Seg
20 - 30
Ter
20 - 28
Qua
20 - 28
Qui
19 - 28
Sex
17 - 23
23
ºC
Air Temperature
W
10
km/h
Wind Speed and Direction
69
%
Relative Humidity
1013
mbar
Atmospheric Pressure
48%
Ebb Tide
02h55
to Low Tide
48
02:45
Low Tide
20:37
High Tide
No Data
Water Temperature
No Data
Wave Direction
No Data
Wave Medium Height
No Data
Wave Medium Period

39%
1,1 m
3.6 ft
Low Tide

42%
2,7 m
8.9 ft
High Tide

44%
1,3 m
4.3 ft
Low Tide

47%
2,8 m
9.2 ft
High Tide

50%
1,2 m
3.9 ft
Low Tide

53%
2,7 m
8.9 ft
High Tide

55%
1,3 m
4.3 ft
Low Tide

58%
2,8 m
9.2 ft
High Tide

61%
1,2 m
3.9 ft
Low Tide

64%
2,7 m
8.9 ft
High Tide

66%
1,3 m
4.3 ft
Low Tide

69%
2,8 m
9.2 ft
High Tide

72%
1,1 m
3.6 ft
Low Tide

75%
2,8 m
9.2 ft
High Tide

77%
1,2 m
3.9 ft
Low Tide

80%
2,9 m
9.5 ft
High Tide

82%
1,0 m
3.3 ft
Low Tide

84%
3,0 m
9.8 ft
High Tide

87%
1,0 m
3.3 ft
Low Tide

89%
3,0 m
9.8 ft
High Tide

91%
0,9 m
3 ft
Low Tide

92%
3,1 m
10.2 ft
High Tide

94%
0,8 m
2.6 ft
Low Tide

95%
3,1 m
10.2 ft
High Tide

97%
0,8 m
2.6 ft
Low Tide

98%
3,3 m
10.8 ft
High Tide

99%
0,6 m
2 ft
Low Tide

99%
3,2 m
10.5 ft
High Tide

100%
0,7 m
2.3 ft
Low Tide

100%
3,5 m
11.5 ft
High Tide

100%
0,5 m
1.6 ft
Low Tide

100%
3,3 m
10.8 ft
High Tide

99%
0,6 m
2 ft
Low Tide

99%
3,6 m
11.8 ft
High Tide

98%
0,4 m
1.3 ft
Low Tide

97%
3,3 m
10.8 ft
High Tide

96%
0,6 m
2 ft
Low Tide

95%
3,6 m
11.8 ft
High Tide

93%
0,4 m
1.3 ft
Low Tide

91%
3,3 m
10.8 ft
High Tide

90%
0,6 m
2 ft
Low Tide

88%
3,6 m
11.8 ft
High Tide

86%
0,5 m
1.6 ft
Low Tide

About the Beach

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

Lifeguarded Beach from to
1814400
days for the end 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
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