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Ponta de Sao Lourenco

Baia da Abra, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #3 of 55 attractions in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Go. Take your trainers for the 3km walk and take water and your snorkel. Beach is rocky and take care entering the sea but the rocks 40m from shore are easy to climb on for a bit of chilling. Nice place so take supplies and take your time!

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Makes an interesting contrast to the majority of Madeira walks (which are levada based). this is a good coastal walk with interesting geological structures and some bird life. We used our local transport company (MJTours) for convenience and their service and local guide Edgar were good value. After a hot sunny walk we welcomed the opportunity to stop off for... More

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Midlands, England
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

This is a fantastic walk, great scenery and not too demanding. You will need good walking shoes and it does get very windy. You can get there by bus 113 from Funchal and it's best to go as early as possible as unlike many of the other walks on Madeira, this one does get busy. Also note there are no... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We didn't walk along the peninsula as it was very windy, the view was quite dramatic but totally empty of greenery. It's a good place for a few photos, but otherwise there are many more gorgeous places for a walk. The landscape was rather alien, like on another planet, the atmosphere was rather unwelcoming and we decided we'd prefer a... More

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Versailles, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

it s a simple walk and at the end you have a beautiful view, Go early in the morning because at 10 there is more people

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Stavanger, Norway
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We have walked this wonderful route many times before, but this time we did not make it because of very strong wind. We simply felt it too unsafe and risky.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Simply beautiful, did this walk on the back of Trip Advisor reviews, it's fantastic, dramatic scenery and stunning views. Walking boots/shoes are a minimum, you also need Sun screen as there is limited shelter. You must take your camera and add an extra hour to the average time to allow for photographs. Also take a small picnic to enjoy at... More

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London United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

lovely scenery this is the most eastern point of the island and well worth a visit where you can take plenty of photos

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Malaga, Spain
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was the last stop on an all day tour, the eastern most tip of Madeira. The volcanic formations were amazing.

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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

An enjoyable walk we undertook at Easter. It was busy but the views are amazing. No toilets available. Last section is steep but there is a railing most of the way. Walk guide states 2hrs 30 mins. We kept a brisk pace and did it in 2 hrs 5 mins. See my photos - there is a loop you can... More

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