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Pebble beaches

Pebble beaches are predominant on Madeira Island, and they can be found throughout the island (from north to south). The characteristic sound of the pebbles rolling on the waves, their shiny black colour, which contrasts with the white foam of the waves, are trademarks of Madeira’s landscape.

Visit

Anjos Beach – Madalena do Mar

Description:
It has a café, free access and a beachside parking lot.
  • Support Café/Bar
  • Free Access
  • Parking

Calhau da Lapa Beach

Description:
You can only access to this beach on foot through the bell tower path or by boat from Ribeira Brava.
  • Accessible by Boat
  • Accessible by foot

Enseada Beach – Jardim do Mar

Description:
Free access, ideal for surfing, and has a beachside parking lot.
  • Free Access
  • Surfing Beach
  • Parking

Fajã dos Padres Beach – Fajã dos Padres

Description:
It has a restaurant / café, ideal for families, with paid access and only accessible by boat or cable car.
  • Support Café/Bar
  • Family Friendly
  • Paid Access
  • Accessible by Boat
  • Accessible by Cable Car

Formosa Beach

Description:
Blue Flag beach (black sand and pebbles, ideal for families, it has several restaurants and cafés, free access with a beachside parking lot. Accessible for people with reduced mobility, including equipment for access to the sea).
  • Blue Flag Beach
  • Black Sand
  • Rock
  • Family Friendly
  • Support Café/Bar
  • Free Access
  • Parking
  • Accessible to people with reduced mobility

Garajau Beach

Description:
It has a restaurant / café, can be accessed by car or cable car. Has free access and a solarium area
  • Support Café/Bar
  • Accessible by Car
  • Accessible by Cable Car
  • Free Access
  • Solarium

Gorgulho Beach – Promenade do Lido

Description:
With free access, overlooking the Lido and the Lido’s promenade, it has a solar-ium area
  • Free Access
  • Solarium

Laje Beach – Seixal

Description:
Free access, it has the Clube Naval do Seixal café and a beachside parking lot.
  • Free Access
  • Support Café/Bar
  • Parking