Madeira is not an island for sunbathers. Most of the coast is steep cliffs. But lovers of sunbathing and swimming in the ocean will also find something for themselves. Below are photos and locations of some of the most beautiful Madeira beaches.
Bathing beach and artificial beach Praia da Barreirinha in Funchal. You can see more photos, interesting places and tourist attractions in the capital of Madeira in the gallery: Funchal Madeira.
Pebble beach (Praia São Tiago) in the center of Funchal at the fort of São Tiago.
Ponta Gorda swimming pool center on the ocean shore in Funchal.
Praia do Almirante Reis is a pebbly beach right in the center of Funchal near the lower station of the Teleférico to Funchal cable car.
Two great beaches with golden sand (Praia de S. Roque and Praia da Banda Além) in Machico.
Natural lava pools and beach (Praia do Porto do Seixal) at Seixal.
Praia da Calheta - a sandy beach with bathing sheltered by breakwaters on the southern coast of the island.
Natural lava pools (Piscinas Naturais do Porto Moniz) on the north coast of Madeira in Porto Moniz.
Bathing while trekking on the peninsula of St. Lawrence. Near the Sardinha hostel there is a path to the ocean and you can take a bath - the water was quite warm :-)
Pebble beaches in Ribeira Brava on the southern coast of the island.
Path down from the cliff and Garajau beach in Caniço in the south of Madeira.
Wild, rocky beaches at the Fall of Angels are difficult to access, so it's better to swim and sunbathe in the nearby town of Ponta do Sol or Madalena do Mar.
The sun shone beautifully here - we go to the beach :-)
I recommend not too difficult trekking on Peninsula St. Lawrence.There are amazing views and you can swim in the ocean and sunbathe on natural beach - Praia Sao Lorenzo.
Beautiful scenic rocky beach on the north coast in Ribeira Da Janela.
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We stayed here:
Hotel Dorisol Estrelicia in Funchal, Madeira
R. da Casa Branca, 9004-535 Funchal, Madeira Portugalia
The advantage of this hotel is its location, spacious rooms with balcons, good food, car parking and Wi-Fi included in the price.
If you come to explore the island and Funchal it is a very good choice.
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