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The world's best kept secret

Nine kilometres of the most beautifully manicured beach ever! The soft beach sand is therapeutic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
Forgot the Caribbean and the rest of the European beaches

Without a doubt this beach lives up to its reputation as one of the finest in Europe, if not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris R
Lancashire, UK
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All reviews sandy beach soft sand amazing beach lots of space warm water best beach in the world life guards fine sand golden sands long beach beach bar the atlantic ocean sea water nice weather long walk small island beaches
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nine kilometres of the most beautifully manicured beach ever! The soft beach sand is therapeutic as is the sea air! The locals respect their praia and keep it clean but the ocean tide does its job too.

Thank 355carolet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without a doubt this beach lives up to its reputation as one of the finest in Europe, if not further afield.

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a beautiful long sandy beach! One of the best I’ve been to in the world. From Calheta in the south where you can see the sunset to the main town it is just soft golden sand. You can hire sunbed and shade in parts.

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well being from England and having some amazing beaches here. This beach tops them all. So clean and tidy Lovely walk Seas so clear and so warm Have to say best part of my holiday

Thank homes24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

9 km long sandy beach with crystal clear water. Some areas are guarded and offer showers and lockers. The beach is so long that its never crowded so it is perfect for a relaxing sunny day

Thank SaraVeg81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Porto Santo is kind of remote so the beach was quite empty when we went. It lacks some decent beach clubs but in the other hand if you are looking for calm you will be happy.

Thank Viktor B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Warm water, fine white sand and 9 km long. The tranquility of the beach makes it impossible to resist a long and calm walk along the beach. It is essential to use sunscreen factor 50+

Thank Mário R
Reviewed September 7, 2018

It is really a golden sand beach ! We can walk safely and easily for 8 Kms near the sea on solid sand ! The sea has a good temperature and the weather is warm but not too hot . We loved it and we...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We spent 10 great days: fantastic weather, warm calm water, soft sand. It’s not always like this - and I have been visiting Porto Santo for so many years I have seen it all- but this August it was perfect

1  Thank Joao P
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

What an incredible beach with golden sand and great waves in the afternoons and minutes from our hotel (Pestana). We made an effort to walk on the beach everyday and took alternate routes whilst the kids enjoyed jumping in and out of the sea. We...More

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May 23, 2017|
Response from Michael A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Check out the website of Porto Santo Line. Here you will find timetables and prices. And don't miss a day at the beach - it's just amazing!!
Euan R
November 21, 2016|
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Response from Ivestayedhereagain | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Bike hire is available through the hotel or in Porto Santo town centre.