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Sunny place

Ponta do Sol is a sleepy town with a small beach. There are several restaurants and cafés on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Zvolen, Slovakia
Nice spot

Ponta Do Sol Beach is a small beach next to a lovely small town. Nice looking restaurant and hotels... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eccles, United Kingdom
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  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“rocky beach”(2 reviews)
“worth a visit”(2 reviews)
“terrace”(3 reviews)
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Ponta Do Sol, Madeira 9360-219, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ponta do Sol is a sleepy town with a small beach. There are several restaurants and cafés on the promenade.I recommend a short walk through the tunnel to a sightseeing spot for a stunning view of the coast

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ponta Do Sol Beach is a small beach next to a lovely small town. Nice looking restaurant and hotels serve the people staying and visiting there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank albeback1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed nearby and went down to the beach almost every day. It's a really nice place, not crowded at all and you can enjoy yourself without many tourists around (at least in November). There's also a cafe with a terrace right on the beach...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Olga K
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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!

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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!

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank ErwindeJongOliveira
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

Date of experience: July 2017
6  Thank FiftyFifty5050
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