Ria Formosa Beaches
Image gallery of the beaches on the islands and lagoon of the Ria Fromosa in the eastern Algarve - Ilhas das Cabanas, Tavira, Armona, Culatra (Farol), Barreta (Deserta) und Faro ( Peninsula de Ancao)
Praia das Cabanas-Mar
The beach is situated on the sea side of the Culatra island east of Tavira.
Ria Formosa: Cabanas de Tavira
Aerial view to the holiday resort situated opposite the Culatra island and the quay for the ferry boats, the only connection to the mainland.
Praia da Ilha de Tavira-Mar
The main beach of Tavira is situated on the seaside of the eastermost corner of the island Ilha de Tavira. It can be accessed by ferry boat from Quatro Aguas.
Ilha de Tavira: Praia do Barril
The well known beach is situated on the seaside of the island Ilha de Tavira opposite Pedras d'el Rei. It can be accessed by a ponton bridge and a narrow-gauge railway leading across the island.
Ilha de Tavira: Praia do Barril
Small bridge near Pedras d'el Rei connecting Ilha de Tavira to the mainland.
Fuseta: Praia da Fuseta-Ria
The beach on the lagoon of the Ria Formosa is very popular with families with smaller kids because of its calm and flat water.
This is the place where the ferry boat to the Ilha da Armona and the beach Fuseta-Mar embark.
Ilha da Armona: Beach Fuseta-Mar
The beach opposite the village Fuseta on the seaside of the Armona island can be accessed by a ferry boat, commuting betrween the mainland and the Armona island.
Ilha da Armona
Aerial view to the western tip of the Armona island. In the foreground you can see the quay where the ferry boats from Olhão debark.
Ilha da Armona: Quay
Quay of the ferry boars from Olhão, the only connection with the mainland
Ilha da Armona: Beach Armona-Ria
Ilha da Culatra: Praia do Farol
The lighthouse (port. farol) marks the passage between the island and the neighbouring Ilha da Barreta, the only way through for boats to Faro. The light can be seen by afar at hight. This part of the island is also called "Ilha do Farol", and the name of the popular beach on the sea side is Praia do Farol.
Praia da Culatra-Mar
The infrastructure of the lonely beach on the sea side is simple. A boardwalk leads from the quay at the lagoon across the island.
Faro: Ria Formosa
The quay at the promenade opposite the Arco da Porta Nova, one of the doorways to the historical old town, is the place to embark to the tours in the Ria Formosa.
Ilha da Barreta: Lagoon
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)
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 de Faro: Bridge
A one lane bridge is connecting the island with the mainland near the airport.
Ilha de Faro-Ria
Beach on the lagoon between the Faro island and the Faro airport.
Ilha de Faro: Beach Faro-Mar
In the background you can see the international airport of Faro, and to the left the access road with a single-track bridge
Ilha de Faro: Praia de Faro-Mar
Beach guard during the summer season on the seaside beach, the principal beach of the city of Faro