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.
Funchal bathing beach
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.
Sandy beaches in Machico
Two great beaches with golden sand (Praia de S. Roque and Praia da Banda Além) in Machico.
The beach and lava pools in Seixal
Natural lava pools and beach (Praia do Porto do Seixal) at Seixal.
Beach - Praia da Calheta
Praia da Calheta - a sandy beach with bathing sheltered by breakwaters on the southern coast of the island.
Natural pools in Porto Moniz
Natural lava pools (Piscinas Naturais do Porto Moniz) on the north coast of Madeira in Porto Moniz.
Bathing area at the Sardinha hostel
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 :-)
The beach on the peninsula of Ponta de Sao Lourenco
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.
Rocky beach in Ribeira Da Janela
Beautiful scenic rocky beach on the north coast in Ribeira Da Janela.
Praia Sao Lorenzo
Azure ocean, giant volcanic rocks, amazing landscapes, beautiful natural beaches. - I recommend Madeira - I will definitely want to go back there!
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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