The Ria Formosa lagoon system is the landmark in this stretch of the Algarve.
The Faro's beaches are situated in a strip of sand and dunes over about 60 km of this stunning coast.
This area is actually a beautiful Natural Park whose richness enchants visitors all year long. From the Ancão Peninsula, Faro's beaches
spread until the Culatra and Barreta islands.
View of the Faro Beach © Google Earth
Beaches of Faro
View of the Faro Beach Coastline © Google Earth
Charming and quiet beach (there are no waves), with boats (fishing and pleasure boats) and water sports adepts.
Beautiful beach in a scenery without no buildings, where one can admire the quiet landscape, the flora and observe the fauna (mainly birds).
Dunes move constantly because of winds action. View over the Desert Island (Ilha Deserta).
Ilha Deserta (Barreta) Beach
The Desert Island Beach is a place of great beauty and scenery framed by a dense vegetation after crossing the Ria (Estuary) Formosa channels.
To get there, there boats leaving the Cais da Porta do Sol (the Pier of the Sun Gate) in Faro.
On the Ilha da Culatra island, this quiet beach is near a Lighthouse (Farol). A nice holiday place where there are some vacation houses;
the beach is quieter as we move to the east of the coast.
Next to the Farol Beach, in the east, is located the Hangares Beach. In this very quiet beach there is a fishmen village. In the past, there was
a Navy Base here too. One can get there from Faro (during the Summer) as well as from Olhão all year round.
In the Culatra Island, this beach (and old fishing village) is situated to the east of Faro.