Faro Beaches

Image gallery of the beaches in Faro, the capital of the Algarve, on the islands Ilha de Faro, Ilha da Barreta (Ilha Deserta) and Ilha da Culatra (Ilha de Farol) in the Ria Formosa lagoon


Ilha de Faro: Water sports

Ilha de Faro: Water sports

Ilha de Faro is located opposite the Faro International Aiport. The lagoon of the Ria Formosa, separating the island from the mainland, is an excellent area for many kinds of water sports.


Ilha de Faro-Ria

Ilha de Faro-Ria

Beach on the lagoon between the Faro island and the Faro airport.


Ilha de Faro: Centro Nautico

Ilha de Faro: Centro Nautico


Ilha de Faro: Beach

Ilha de Faro: Beach

The long sandy beach located on the seaside of the Ilha de Faro is the main beach for the inhabitants of the city. It can be accessed from the mainland via a small bridge.


Ilha de Faro: Praia da Barrinha

Ilha de Faro: Praia da Barrinha

Walking the dog on the eastern tip of the island


Ilha de Faro: Praia da Ilha de Faro-Mar

Ilha de Faro: Praia da Ilha de Faro-Mar


Ilha Deserta (Ilha da Barreta)

Ilha Deserta (Ilha da Barreta)

Ferry from Faro to the uninhibited island.


Ilha da Barreta: Bordwalk

Ilha da Barreta: Bordwalk

A bordwalk is leading from the landing stage for the ferry boats from Faro to the beach restaurant and the beach.


Ilha Deserta (Ilha da Barreta)

Ilha Deserta (Ilha da Barreta)

View to western direction along the beach of the Ilha da Barreta. The southernmost point of continental Portugal is only 2 km away. The sandy beach disposes of an excellent infrastructure and a huge area to experience unspoilt nature.


Ilha da Barreta: Lagoon

Ilha da Barreta: Lagoon


Ilha da Culatra: Farol

Ilha da Culatra: Farol

The lighthouse (farol) marks the navigation route to Faro and Olhão between the Ilha Deserta and the Ilha da Culatra; that's why the island is also called Ilha do Farol.


Ilha da Culatra: Farol

Ilha da Culatra: Farol

Western tip of the island in front of Faro with a lighthouse (port. "farol").


Praia do Farol

Praia do Farol

The seaside beach on the western top of the Ilha da Culatra

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