If you are looking for coconuts and golden sandy beaches, then with it's black volcanic sand, Madeira Island is probably not the place for you. However, the island’s beaches are popular for their high standards, crystal clear water and pleasant temperatures.

And golden sand may be found in Calheta and Machico where it has been imported especially!

With many of Madeira's beaches being pebbled, comfort is not a word that immediately comes to mind. Beach mats are always a good idea!

But there are also some wonderful sandy beaches and excellent pools. The jewel in the crown is of course the 9 kilometre golden beach of Porto Santo. Whatever your preference, find it here using our beach map above!



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