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The nicest beach visited on Madeira

It wasn't only the nearest beach where we stayed but also the nicest we have visited on Madeira... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kamil B
delightful rocky beach

spent the loveliest afternoon on this big rocky beach - make sure you bring appropriate shoes. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It wasn't only the nearest beach where we stayed but also the nicest we have visited on Madeira. The view was stuning. The restaurant which is located on the beach offers wide spectrum of food and drink for decent prices. There are good enough toilets...More

Thank Kamil B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

spent the loveliest afternoon on this big rocky beach - make sure you bring appropriate shoes. The cable car down and up was super.

Reviewed September 9, 2018

We came here to explore Madeira's underwater world with a snorkel. The water was nice and clear, but water shoes were required. We were even able to spot a barracuda and an octopus very close to the cliffs! Therefore, we can highly recommend this place....More

Thank MerijnKerstens
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Part of the Garajau Partial Nature Reserve, this "calhau" beach has calm and crystalline water, ideal for diving. It has a restaurant, bathrooms with showers, external collective showers, aid station, sun loungers for rent, parasols and access for the disabled. Tip: Don't forget to bring...More

Thank Pauliny M
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Praia de Garajau is a great place to relax and have a refreshing swim. The best way to access it is by car and cable car - leave your vehicle in the parking near Cristo Rei and then take the cable car straight to the...More

Thank A'anna A
Reviewed August 8, 2018

We took the cable car down from the Cristo statue to this beach.(3 Euros each RT) The cable car ride is automatic I guess - because there is no operator at the bottom landing. Only the ticket guy at the top. What a steep cable...More

Thank Tom Z
Reviewed June 15, 2018

A beautiful, calm beach. Amazing view of Funchal and "frightening" rock above us, far from the noise. Comfortable cablecar. Accessible showers and a changing room. Take a book ang just go there. In April you can easily swim in the ocean

Thank aprilejsi
Reviewed June 11, 2018

I had never been snorkelling before until I went here and I have returned a few times as it was so breath-taking. You only need get a couple of meters into the water and fish surround you. It is stony and the waves come in...More

2  Thank missjojo123
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Live this little beach in Madeira. You can reach it by taking the cable cars from the cristo rei statue, by walking down the steep and windy road or by taking the car until the gates then walking the rest of the way. Personally this...More

3  Thank Bernadett G
Reviewed March 22, 2018

To get to the beach you can either walk down the winding road, dive and "try" and park or simply head down on the cable car. A nice pebble stone beach with clean water.

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