Summer Attractions in Madeira Island

Summer Attractions in Madeira Island

Summer Attractions in Madeira Island

Mar 05, 2018

One of the best times of the year to visit Madeira Island is in the Summer, because of the mild subtropical climate.

Almost all year round is summer on the island! Let´s get to know some of Madeira´s summer attractions.

 

1 – BEACHES

 

Madeira Island beaches are known for their high quality and pleasant water temperatures.

In Madeira you can find several beautiful beaches and swimming pools. Here are some of them:

 

  • PRAINHA BEACH

prainha beach summer attractions on madeira island
This beach is located in Caniçal, it is a black sand beach with crystal clear waters.

This beach has a life guard, surveillance service and a snack – bar. It is open all year round with free access.

 

  • LIDO BEACH COMPLEX

Lido Bathing swimming pool - Beaches - Summer attractions on Madeira Island

Located in Funchal, this beach complex was renovated in the summer of 2016 for better accessibility. It has two swimming pools, one for children and another for adults. It’s a guarded beach with a snack bar.

Come get to know these fantastic pools and enjoy!
It´s open everyday from 8:30h until 20:00h.

 

  • PORTO MONIZ NATURAL SWIMMING POOLS

Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools - Beaches - Summer attractions on Madeira Island
Located in Porto Moniz, these swimming pools were formed by lava reaching the coast during the formation of the island, creating natural pools where sea water naturally replenishes them!

Do you need to relax and take a dip?
This is the ideal place!

In Summer it opens at 9:00h until 19:00h.

In Winter it opens at 10:00h until 17:30h.

 

  • SEIXAL NATURAL SWIMMING POOLS

Seixal natural swimming pools beach Summer attractions on Madeira Island
These pools are located on the north side of Madeira Island, more precisely in Seixal parish.

They are pools of volcanic origin and boast an incredible landscape. They are free to access, and having no surveillance being mostly ungarded.

It is a good option for those who want to relax and dive away from all stress.

 

  • SEIXAL HARBOR BEACH

Seixal harbor beach Summer attractions on Madeira Island

Photo Credits: Francisco Correia

This beach, also located in the parish of Seixal, is a black sand beach and has free access.
It is amidst the mountains and offers a beautiful landscape painted by the green of the mountain and the blue of the crystalline waters.

 

  • CALHETA BEACH

Calheta Beach Summer attractions on Madeira Island
Calheta beach is located in Calheta municipality. It is an artificial beach with yellow sand from Morocco.
It is free of charge and has sun loungers and parasols.
It has a solarium with about 7,300 m2 and an extension of 100 m. Here the sea is very calm due to the two breakwaters as protection.

 

  • PORTO SANTO BEACH

Porto Santo beach Summer attractions on Madeira Island
Located in Porto Santo Island, it is a 9km long beach with plenty of golden sand, which led people to start calling Porto Santo the “Golden Island”. Crystalline and warm waters with a turquoise blue colour surround the whole island, making it a unique region in our country and a rare sight in the entire world.
A unique place to enjoy a fantastic holiday.

 

  • MACHICO BEACH

Machico beach Summer attractions on Madeira Island
Located in the parish of Machico, it's a yellow sand beach, withand extension of about 125 meters.

 

  • PORTO DA CRUZ SWIMMING POOLS

Porto da cruz swmming pools Summer attractions on Madeira Island
These pools are located on the seafront promenade of Porto da Cruz. There are two pools, one for children, another for adults with a view over the sea.
They have several services like showers, sun loungers and a support bar.

 

  • PONTA DO SOL BEACH

Ponta do Sol beach Summer attractions on Madeira Island
This beach is located in the village of Ponta do Sol and is 160 meters long. It is a pebble beach, with good quality water and very calm undulation.
They have showers, a snack bar and a game area.

 

2 – PARKS

 

Also known as the “Atlantic Floating Garden”, Madeira Island is also famous for its natural beauty with its well-kept gardens and parks where you can observe a wide variety of exotic plants and flowers from around the world.

 

  • SANTA CATARINA PARK

Santa Catarina Park Summer attractions on Madeira Island
Located in the center of Funchal, Santa Catarina Park has an area of 36000 m2 where we can find a lush lawn surrounded by arboreal species from every corner of the World. Here we can enjoy a magnificent view over Funchal.

 

  • QUEIMADAS NATURAL PARK

Queimadas Natural Park Summer attractions on Madeira Island
It is located in the Santana municipality. This park is in an isolated area of 5 km, where we can observe the flora of the Laurissilva Forest, rich in biodiversity and also containing a picnic area.
Here you can also find the Caldeirão Verde Levada Walk, a very calm and fantastic walk.

 

  • RIBEIRO FRIO NATURAL PARK

Ribeiro Frio Natural Park Summer attractions on Madeira Island
Situated in Santana, this park is surrounded by a wide variety of native plants and towering trees. You can also observe some flora and animals that are characteristic of the fauna of Madeira. In this zone there is also the Agricultural Post of Ribeiro Frio.

 

 

3 – PROMENADES

 

  • LIDO PROMENADE

Lido Promenade Summer attractions on Madeira Island
It is located in the west of Funchal. It is a relaxing, seafront promenade that offers lovely ocean views and pleasant gardens.
This tour connects the Lido area with Formosa beach. Along the route you will find some restaurants and bath complexes, such as the pools of Lido and Ponta Gorda.

 

  • JARDIM DO MAR PROMENADE

Jardim do Mar Promenade Summer attractions on Madeira Island
Located by the seashore on the southwest coast, it offers pleasant walks from one side to another of the parish of Jardim do Mar.

It is a promenade with a wide and flat walk with access to the beach of Enseada.

 

  • CANIÇO PROMENADE

promenade do caniço Summer attractions on Madeira Island
It's located in Caniço de Baixo, in the county of Santa Cruz.
It is a walk with great views over the sea. Here, during a week in the summer season, there are parties and festivities.

 

These are some places that you can visit during the summer on Madeira Island, come and see each of them and let us know what you think. We can pretty much guarantee you will love it!

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