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

Praia das Cabanas-Mar

The beach is situated on the sea side of the Culatra island east of Tavira.


Ria Formosa: Cabanas de 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.

 

© A Terceira Dimensão - Fotografia Aérea


Praia da Ilha de Tavira-Mar

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

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

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

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.


Fuseta: Promenade

Fuseta: Promenade

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

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

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

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 Armona: Beach Armona-Ria


Ilha da Culatra: Praia do Farol

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

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

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: Lagoon


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 de Faro: Bridge

Ilha de Faro: Bridge

A one lane bridge is connecting the island with the mainland near the airport.


Ilha de Faro-Ria

Ilha de Faro-Ria

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


Ilha de Faro: Beach Faro-Mar

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

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

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