Madeira Travel Guide

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Praia de Machico (Machico Beach)

  • Eastern end of Machico, off of Rua do Leiria Map It
  • Machico
  • Beach–Sight
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 03/16/2017

Fodor's Review

One of the largest and most popular beaches in Madeira, Machico offers a wide beach that's partially sandy, with calm, warm waters that are perfect for swimming. Swaying palms and and rugged hills in the distance make for a picturesque backdrop. The busy promenade extending around the beach lends itself to great people-watching. Machico also provides more amenities than most Madeira beaches, with two children's swimming pools, bamboo umbrellas to protect against the sun (plus standard chair and umbrella rentals), and a variety of water sports including kayaking. There are several snack bars and restaurants, plus an excellent ice cream kiosk during the summer, right on the water's edge. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking (no fee); showers; toilets; water sports. Best for: partiers; swimming; walking.

Sight Information


Eastern end of Machico, off of Rua do Leiria, Machico, Madeira, Portugal

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Published 03/16/2017


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