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Madeira's Beaches as fine Sea Vacation in Atlantic

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by water on all sides, Madeira is a charming garden where you can swim and enjoy the sea all year round.

The sea, always nearby, has an irresistible appeal that provides all of the island’s visitors with some unforgettable times. The sun is a constant presence throughout the year.

Madeira beaches in Calheta, Madeira | Travel Portugal Guide Calheta Madeira beaches | Madeira, Portugal. Image by © Vitor Oliveira / All rights reserved.

Due to the steep slopes on the island, which terminate in abrupt cliffs, the beaches are like pontoons. The sea is calm and clear, delighting those who appreciate nature.
At Funchal marina, in the centre of the city, there are facilities, for those who want to sail, water ski, jet ski, parasail, etc.

If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, then the waters around Madeira are perfect. The coast at Jardim do Mar and at Paul do Mar has excellent surfing conditions, with waves for all tastes. Beautiful Madeira beaches are placed near town of Paul do Mar, these sites are Ponta do Sol and Calheta.

Madeira beaches in Calheta | Travel Portugal GuideMadeira beaches in Calheta | Madeira, Portugal. Image by © Vitor Oliveira / All rights reserved.

The island offers good conditions for all those who wish to enjoy the sun and swim, given that nearly all of the hotels have excellent swimming pools, the majority of which are salt water pools. Don’t leave without visiting the famous natural swimming pools at Porto Moniz, which are carved out of the rock.

Natural swimming pools at Porto Moniz | Madeira, Portugal. Image by © Vitor Oliveira / All rights reserved.

Another way to enjoy the very blue sea is to take a cruise along the coast. These fascinating trips can last for just one day and during the trip you can swim, sunbathe and fish.

Seen from the sea, Madeira is a different and even more beautiful island.

Traveler's NotesLocation
  • Madeira is the Portugal island
  • Monetary unit: Euro, €
  • Time Zone: UTC +1 (WEST)
  • Phone code: +351 291
  • Climat: Mediterranean
  • Main cities: Funchal (capital), Machico, Santa Cruz, Camara De Lobos, Riviera Brava

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