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Avenida do Mar

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Address: Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This busy and vibrant boulevard is home to many seafood restaurants and...

This busy and vibrant boulevard is home to many seafood restaurants and outdoor cafes with waterfront views.

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Waterfront

There are plenty of places to sit and eat an ice cream or snack and watch the world go by, or boats/cruise ships come and go. This is a nice walk along the waterfront.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are plenty of places to sit and eat an ice cream or snack and watch the world go by, or boats/cruise ships come and go. This is a nice walk along the waterfront.

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of the major attractions of Madeira is the diversity of walks available to the visitor. The levadas are the most internationally renowned but Funchal itself offers so much and the Avenida do mar is among the best. The work that has been undertaken over the past few years has been monumental and has transformed the whole of the seafront... More 

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Port Dover, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a beautiful and clean promenade that caters to all kinds of people. Those who wish to get their hearts going can either run, race walk, skate or bike on this promenade. Those who prefer a a more relaxing day can just casually stroll along the promenade and enjoy the view. Lots of benches around if you get tired.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We last visited Funchal in Spring 2015 when this water front was a noisy construction site so we were very pleased to see the finished article in October 2016 and we look forward to seeing the planting mature in the coming years. It is a busy waterfront especially when there is a cruise liner in port but there is lots... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This area is perfectly suited to walks day or night. There are several cafes for drinks and snacks. There are activites for children to partake in. The view is spectaculor especially when there are cruise ships docked here. This was one of our highlights for our trip.

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Thank Jdasilva
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We walked along the promenade when going to a dolphin spotting trip. It is a nice way to see the cruise ships. Promenade is nicely decorated and it has multiple restaurants and a cheap ice cream bar. I would recommend using this when walking from Lido tourist hotel area to downtown.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Just a relaxing walk or hike around this beautiful harbour with exotic tropical landscaping well maintained.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A very pleasant sea-front promenade with lots foinf on. Plenty of open air cafes and well kept gardens. Continues along to the bustling port and marina.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Great for a promenade and popular with joggers. A perfect location to watch the sun go down and listen to the sea lapping the shore.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Finally the harbour and surrounding area is complete. Great job and makes this part of town a nice focal point. Plenty of bars and restaurants and cafes and even the new CR7 Pestana Hotel. It's a great place to relax, the landscaping and street sculptures add a nice contemporary feel to the place. and best of all no time share... More 

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