We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Nice little village next to the sea

We stayed at the hotel Estalagem do Ponta do Sol, right above this nice little village. There are... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Rosa M
via mobile
Beautiful

Went there for a day trip after hiring a car for a few days. Beautiful rocky / pebble beach. The... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Charlotte B
via mobile
Read all 84 reviews
45
All photos (45)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“rocky beach”(2 reviews)
“worth a visit”(2 reviews)
“pebbles”(4 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
21°
17°
Oct
19°
15°
Nov
17°
13°
Dec
Contact
Ponta Do Sol, Madeira, Portugal
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Ponta Do Sol
from US$57.30
More Info
from US$350.70
More Info
from US$46.80
More Info
Reviews (84)
Filter reviews
19 results
Traveller rating
5
7
4
3
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
5
7
4
3
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews rocky beach worth a visit pebbles shelter terrace madeira funchal
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We were especially unlucky because the week we stayed in Ponta da Sol (June 2018) they were reconstructing the beach after a winter storm - so it was taken up by diggers and trucks. But even when repaired, it is only about 250m long, almost...More

Thank RumsbyTravellers
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel Estalagem do Ponta do Sol, right above this nice little village. There are cafes, small shops and various restaurants to visit but above all there's the sea side with rocky beach. Don't miss the sunset!

2  Thank Rosa M
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Great little town with great little beach. Careful on the rocks as it’s a but hard to get into the ocean

1  Thank KataK1
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Not much to say on this one except though lots of people swam, got a tan etc I personally didn't like it. The hotel we were in was opposite the beach and on an average day 15/25 people were there little cramped.

1  Thank Jo R
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Went there for a day trip after hiring a car for a few days. Beautiful rocky / pebble beach. The snorkelling is amazing. Worth a visit.

2  Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Nice beach, quiet, friendly people, always space to lay down. Outside of Funchal. Nice small old town. Love it!

2  Thank ErwinDJ
Reviewed 31 July 2017

A lot of reviews seem to be downgrading Ponta do Sol because the beach is stony but, let's face it, the only sandy beach in Madeira had it's sand shipped in from elsewhere; the island does not abound in sandy beaches, so the Madeirans have...More

6  Thank FiftyFifty5050
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Ponta do Sol must be one of my favorite places to visit in Madeira, amazing beach, a lot of good restaurants to visit, and amazing people

3  Thank soniar139
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I do not like beach holidays so the fact there is no sand does not bother me. People visit Ponta do Sol for its sunshine and position on the island for touring. Anyone wanting a beach should stay away and that seems to apply to...More

1  Thank ACJHuddersfield
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great view with amazing waves. It was very windy and a bit of rain. The beach is all pebbles with a great walk along the promenade.

3  Thank bargaintraveller09
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 156 nearby hotels
Enotel Baia
548 reviews
.03 km away
Estalagem Ponta do Sol
610 reviews
.15 km away
Hotel Do Campo
133 reviews
3.61 km away
Cheerfulway Bravamar Hotel
126 reviews
3.95 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,313 nearby restaurants
The Old Pharmacy
344 reviews
.09 km away
Estalagem Da Ponta Do Sol Restaurant
162 reviews
.10 km away
The Small House
63 reviews
.08 km away
Hotel da Vila
123 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 578 nearby attractions
Igreja de Sao Bento
100 reviews
3.90 km away
Madeira Paragliding
84 reviews
4.69 km away
Ethnographic Museum
31 reviews
3.93 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ponta do Sol Beach staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines