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Praia Formosa Beach Madeira

Estrada Monumental, Funchal, Madeira 1000, Portugal
+351 291 775 345
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Nice place

Praia Formosa it's a small & beautiful beech, there are a lots of Restaurants,Safeguard, there is... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Rosi M
via mobile
Not the best beach - but a good walk

We walked from Funchal (near Reid's) to Camara de lobos - a good walk and the tunnel was fun; but... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2018
john e
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good40%
  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“black sand” (18 reviews)
“large pebbles” (8 reviews)
“hotel zone” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Estrada Monumental, Funchal, Madeira 1000, Portugal
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+351 291 775 345
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"nice beach"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Praia Formosa it's a small & beautiful beech, there are a lots of Restaurants,Safeguard, there is one WC...but the sand is very dirty with cigarettes and other garbages...we went many times and it's always like this I think they should clean it.

Thank Rosi M
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

We walked from Funchal (near Reid's) to Camara de lobos - a good walk and the tunnel was fun; but this pebble beach was not the best part. Hard to walk on.

Thank john e
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

The walk between Funchal and Camara dos Lobos is an interesting and attractive walk. But you need to be prepared for hazards. The tunnel on the East side of the Praia Formosa might be locked. If it is, then you have to walk up the...More

2  Thank Robin O
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

We started this walk from Lido to Camara de Lobos but gave up for two reasons. First, we discovered that as a result of storm damage parts of the walk are cut off and you have to walk around because the path is dangerous. Apparently...More

Thank Latin1954
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

We are currently staying near the Forum Shopping Centre and decided to walk to Camera de Lobos a few days ago.We walked in sandals and so Praia Formosa with the pebbles, rocks and grey sand was rather uncomfortable in places - next time we will...More

Thank Peter E
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

Barriers up to prevent people walking all the way along as too dangerous? Pleasant walk and relaxing to sit on the shore side, several cafes with drinks and ice creams, toilets available too and they were clean. You can park at the bottom if you...More

Thank linda-c-0517
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Rocky beach... but with a beautiful view over the Cabo Girao! Sunset and the occasional passing pod of dolphins! Just outside Funchal, walkable distance! Go to the BeerGarden nearby, local and delicious!

Thank Jonathan L
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

We crossed part of this beach during our walk from the Lido area to Camara de Lobos. Most of the walk is very nice, but I didn't like crossing over this rocky beach. I found it hard to walk on all the stones. We did...More

4  Thank norskies
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

A clean volcanic pebble beach that generates a lot of surf noise. Very relaxing, and with a band of dark volcanic sand at the wave line.

Thank manofkent56
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

You can walk along the beach quite far. A walk with variation. Comfortable, and you can sit and have a rest.

Thank Ingrid49_12
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cruiseman007
August 10, 2016|
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Response from jscuba61 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Very fine dercription from Ana Pedro. It is about 3 km plenty of lovely things and landscapes. Most probably, you will have the chance to see the old cars exhibition too. Cheers, Joao
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denise f
October 6, 2015|
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Response from jscuba61 | Reviewed this property |
I totally agree with LadyMalfoy. There are many restaurants always open. Also, you can dispose of a large supermarket, maybe a little more in terms of walking (east), inside the shopping centre Forum Madeira, at Estrada... More
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