Vacation on Madeira beaches – hidden bays, top resorts and recreation areas
Literally any kind of beach can be found at Madeira. Exotic parts of coast with black volcanic sand are very popular among foreign tourists. The picturesque beach of Prainha can be found in Machico; that’s one of the most comfortable and popular coastal areas with volcanic sand. Pure water, great bars and restaurants, furnished seating areas and a number of other additional services help to enjoy holidays.
There are several closed beach resorts on the island available for a reasonable fee. The resort area Quinta do Lorde located in the southeastern part of Madeira is in demand among connoisseurs of red carpet vacations. It has an equipped pebble beach and an extensive recreation area with swimming pools and a luxury yacht club. Piscinas do Caniçal resort in the eastern part of Madeira is popular among travellers with children. It has a picturesque beach and many beautiful infinity pools with spacious terraces, including special children pools.
Praia da Ribeira de Natal is notable among public beaches. Despite the fact that it’s not difficult to get there, not so many locals know about it. The beach is located in Machico, close to the Natal River. The pebble beach is well equipped; there are lifeguards working there all the time. It’s connected with nearby village of Canical with a beautiful promenade, which is the perfect place for an evening stroll.
Many of the beaches available in Madeira are man-made; Praia de Machico is among them. It became available to vacationers just a few years ago. This vast stretch of coast is covered with golden sand. Today Praia de Machico is one of the most sophisticated and attractive on the island; its territory is a major centre of water sports and entertainment. Beach goers can participate in sports training and recreational activities; it’s also worth noting that the coast has the very picturesque promenade with lots of shops.