Ilha da Barreta


Faro: Quay Porta do Sol

Faro: Quay Porta do Sol

The ferry to the Ilha da Barreta is leaving from the quay Porta do Sol during the summer season and on special request.


Faro: Quay

Faro: Quay

View back from board of the ferry to Faro


Faro: View from the Ria Formosa

Faro: View from the Ria Formosa

View from board of an excursion boat across the lagoon of the Ria Formosa towards the historic old town of Faro, surrounded by huge walls.


Ilha da Barreta: Quay

Ilha da Barreta: Quay

The ferry from Faro is landing at the eastern corner of the island.


Ilha da Barreta: Fishermen cottages

Ilha da Barreta: Fishermen cottages

Near the quay these cottages are situated where local fishermen store their nets and other equipment.


Ilha da Barreta: Lagoon

Ilha da Barreta: Lagoon


Ilha da Barreta: Lagoon

Ilha da Barreta: Lagoon

View over the dunes of the Ilhda da Barreta and the lagoon of the Ria Formosa to the coast between Faro and Olhao.


Ilha Deserta

Ilha Deserta

The lonely shore of island, located between the Faro Island in the west and the Culatra Island lives up to its name "desert island".


Ilha da Barreta: Beach restaurant

Ilha da Barreta: Beach restaurant

The restaurant near the quay can be accessed by a board walk.


Ilha da Barreta: Bordwalk

Ilha da Barreta: Bordwalk

A bordwalk is leading from the beach restaurant to 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.


Cabo de Santa Maria

Cabo de Santa Maria

The southermost point of mainland Portugal, situated on the Ilha da Barreta (Ilha Deserta) in front of Faro.


Ilha da Culatra: Lighthouse

Ilha da Culatra: Lighthouse

View from the Ilha da Barreta (also known as Ilha Deserta) to the western end of the Culatra Island, Cabo de Santa Maria, with its lighthouse.


Ilha da Barreta: Map

Ilha da Barreta: Map

Nautical chart of the shipping lane between the Ilha da Barreta and the Ilha da Culatra

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