Beaches in Madeira Island
The quality of the crystal clear waters, the beautiful weather and the fantastic water temperatures make this paradise situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean a real treat for vacationers.
The access to the sea is with sand and pebbles beaches or pool complexes possible. If you enjoy diving or snorkeling, the region offers excellent opportunities for this practice. The beaches of the natural reserve of Garajau are particularly impressive for the diversity of species that one can encounter such as stingrays and groupers. If you can’t do without sand in your summer activities, try the natural sand beach of Caniçal, or if you prefer, the beaches of yellow sand in Calheta and Machico.
The natural pools of Porto Moniz and other pool complexes are not to be missed.
And if you really are a beach enthusiast, then you must head to the 9km sand beach of Porto Santo. The beach is known for the therapeutic properties of the sand and it attracts visitors from all over world.