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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.



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Funchal bathing beach

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.


Picture number (ID): 1656   Google Map  

Funchal beach

Funchal beach

Pebble beach (Praia São Tiago) in the center of Funchal at the fort of São Tiago.


Picture number (ID): 1634   Google Map  

Sandy beaches in Machico

Sandy beaches in Machico

Two great beaches with golden sand (Praia de S. Roque and Praia da Banda Além) in Machico.


Picture number (ID): 1633   Google Map  

The beach and lava pools in Seixal

The beach and lava pools in Seixal

Natural lava pools and beach (Praia do Porto do Seixal) at Seixal.


Picture number (ID): 1632   Google Map  

Beach - Praia da Calheta

Beach - Praia da Calheta

Praia da Calheta - a sandy beach with bathing sheltered by breakwaters on the southern coast of the island.


Picture number (ID): 1631   Google Map  

Natural pools in Porto Moniz

Natural pools in Porto Moniz

Natural lava pools (Piscinas Naturais do Porto Moniz) on the north coast of Madeira in Porto Moniz.


Picture number (ID): 1630   Google Map  

Bathing area at the Sardinha hostel

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 :-)


Picture number (ID): 1629   Google Map  

Ribeira Brava beach

Ribeira Brava beach

Pebble beaches in Ribeira Brava on the southern coast of the island.


Picture number (ID): 1628   Google Map  

Garajau Beach

Garajau Beach

Path down from the cliff and Garajau beach in Caniço in the south of Madeira.


Picture number (ID): 1627   Google Map  

Gravel beach in Ponta do Sol

Gravel beach in Ponta do Sol

The sun shone beautifully here - we go to the beach :-)


Picture number (ID): 1624   Google Map  

The beach on the peninsula of Ponta de Sao Lourenco

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.


Picture number (ID): 1626   Google Map  

Rocky beach in Ribeira Da Janela

Rocky beach in Ribeira Da Janela

Beautiful scenic rocky beach on the north coast in Ribeira Da Janela.


Picture number (ID): 1625   Google Map  

Praia Sao Lorenzo

Praia Sao Lorenzo

Azure ocean, giant volcanic rocks, amazing landscapes, beautiful natural beaches. - I recommend Madeira - I will definitely want to go back there!


Picture number (ID): 1623   Google Map  

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