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Rua do Leiria, Machico, Madeira 9200-107, Portugal
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All reviews lovely beach sandy beaches black sand free toilets small bay floating platform toilets and changing rooms clean beach great for kids sao lourenco lots of sun beds change rooms natural beach all ages day trip worth a visit imported
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Praia de Machico has both a natural and man made beach plus a marina. Ample parking nearby and usual restaurants and cafes. Very scenic with the hills surrounding the area.

Thank albeback1
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Beach was super clean, and the staff very sympathetic. And the water... 24°C in October. Wow. Not a big place but really nice one. In summer should be very crowded.

Thank Amândio de A
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Nothing special here, just an artificial beach with toilets and a few restaurants, to be fair the local shops are worth a visit, wouldn't go out of my way to visit unless you want to see golden sand.

1  Thank Copperpot_uk
Reviewed 1 October 2018

So I come from a country where all beaches are sand. In Madeira all the beaches were solid rock and this one is maybe the only sand one and probably artificial one. But don't let that confuse you, the beach is really clean, the umbrellas...More

1  Thank Vasil M
Reviewed 21 September 2018

From local guide Marco I know that this white sand was brought to Machico from Marocco. Unfortunatelly inside the sand were scorpions who were not welcomed on this iland. So what local did ? They have send back scorpions to Maroccoo !!

Thank Michał D
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Great for a day out with the kids. We decided to take a shared taxi for 6 rather than the cheaper bus from Funchal to Machico. Sunbeds were good value at €1.5 as were the parasols also at €1.5 each. There was a floating platform...More

Thank 1966MarkF
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A wonderful sandy beach set a few metres from great cafes and eateries. Sunbeds and umbrellas can a purchased for a very reasonable fee. The cove is very safe for small children and offers older children a great pontoon for diving from in deeper waters....More

Thank hjcoops
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Very popular beach with all you need, changing rooms, shower and toilet. Very close to coffee shops and restaurants. Beautiful place to spend the day.

Thank Monika J
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Yes. It’s a yellow sand beach in Madiera - perfectly pleasant for an afternoon in the sun. A breakwater gives a lot of shelter from the waves and the incline into the depths is very gentle so pretty safe for families. Machico has a pretty...More

1  Thank alwaysanonymous2016
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Madeira has a couple of artificial sandy beaches. Machico sand is cleaner, the facilities are better and the general location is better for food drink and location than Calheta. Tried both this year in a relatively cool May. The sea may have felt slightly warmer...More

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AnnaMariaParr
20 August 2016|
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Response from hans-jaguar | Reviewed this property |
Hello I can not tell you that I have seen a dog ban sign, but I suphose that they are not allowed, this is so on many beaches in this time. Hope I could help you with my answer, have a nice trip.
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cruiseman007
8 May 2016|
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Response from W3814HAmikem | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you will probably find taxis as you get off the ships gangway (as we did!). There are dozens of taxis as you leave the harbour and the trip takes around 25 mins but sorry, can't remember the cost. Hope that helps.
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