Praia da Barreta
Endless sandy beach on the eastern end of the island Ilha da Barreta (Ilha Deserta) opposite Faro.
The beach Praia da Barreta at the eastern corner of the Ilha da Barreta opposite Ilha da Culatra, disposes of an infrastructure (restaurant, toilets, sunshades) and is supervised during the summer season. The ferry from Faro leaving from the quay Porta do Sol during the summer season and on special request docks nearby.
Praia da Culatra
Long sandy beach on the seaside of Ria Formosa island Ilha da Culatra in front of Olhão
Access to Culatra island is by ferryboat from Olhão and Faro. A bordwalk goes from the quay at the lagoon side across the island to the beach on the seaside. The endless sandy beach disposes of a limited infrastructure during the bathing season.
Praia da Ilha do Farol-Mar (Praia do Farol)
Large sandy beach, located on the lighthouse island “Ilha do Farol” between Faro and Olhāo on the western edge of the Ilha da Culatra.
The popular beach is situated on the wester tip of the Ilha da Culatra, also called Ilha do Farol because of the huge lighthouse (port. farol). The island in front of Olhão can be accessed by ferry boat from the harbour of Olhão (all year) and from the quay near Porta Nova (Portas do Mar) during the summer season.
Praia de Faro-Mar
Long sandy beach on the Ilha de Faro in front of Faro Airport
The popular main beach of Faro is situated on the Ilha de Faro (Penísula de Ancão). The island can be accessed by a single-lane bridge. Due to the busy traffic during the summer season it is strongly recommended to park the car on the mainland near Faro International Airport.
Porto de Recreio de Faro
The small harbour of Faro is situated on the park Jardim Manuel Bivar near the historical old town
The port of Faro, near the Jardim Manuel Bivar is only suitable for small boats as its proximity to the Algarve railway line limits the height for access to the berths. Access to Faro from the Atlantic Ocean is by an artifical shipping channel between the unhibited Ilha da Barreta and the Ilha da Culatra. The lighthouse (farol) on the western corner of the island. which guides shipping gives its name to the beach Praia do Farol.
Praia da Barrinha
Lonely beach on the eastern tip of the Ilha de Faro
This beach without any infrastucture is situated on the easternmost section of the Ilha de Faro (Península de Ancão). It is an ideal place for lovers of nature to enjoy a long stroll, birdwatching and manifold water sports activities such as kite surfing and sailing. Located ouside the urbanization it is accessible by foot on a bordwalk or by boat.