Prainha do Caniçal
Prainha do Caniçal
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4.5 of 5 bubbles103 reviews
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Joana P
Lisbon, Portugal282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Nice beach! Great water and perfect beach for children! The water is very clean! We do have to walk until the beach but anyway its really good, it is on est side of the island has great view!
Written 5 July 2021
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Ben M
London, UK68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Really nice beach with natural sand (black). We were there on a Monday afternoon - quite busy, but still able to socially distance comfortably. We stopped here on the way from walking at Ponte da Sao Lourenco. Easily accessible, about 10 minutes drive from Machico. Parked on the main road, lots of spaces, and then a walk down the stairs to the beach. Sea warm, small waves. Friendly atmosphere, full services of toilets, showers and restaurant just above beach but we did not use. Not the best beach in the world, but for Madeira it is very nice indeed.
Written 9 September 2020
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Michelle
Sydney, Australia227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
This beach is just wonderful. Beautiful clear flat water. Soft black sand. Gorgeous picturesque location. Has a toilet, change room and a restaurant.
Written 15 September 2019
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Venita D
London, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Atlantic ocean, clean, shops and restaurants near by, can be loud. Parking space available!! Good for a day out if you don't live in the area but reachable
Written 8 October 2018
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Catalin R
Bucharest, Romania174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
We were in octomber here so it was not crowded. It is one of our favourites beaches in Madeira. You were there by car. The car must be left in the parking lot and then you need to go down on some stairs untill you reach the beach. It is a natural beach with black sand, not so big. It is good also for snorkeling. We saw some fish but not many. There is also a litlle bar at this beach. They serve also food. The problem was that if you wanted to use the toilet or the shower you needed to buy something drom the bar and ask for the key. But in my opinion you need to see this location!
Written 10 December 2017
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Alderado
Blackpool, UK391 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
A bit busy and crowded, but that is understandable. Nice spot to get into the sea. Enjoyed a quieter time on the rocky beach a bit further along.
Written 13 November 2017
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Kristina G
Vilnius, Lithuania7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Loungers, umbrellas, even shower or changing cabin are paid. The sand was very hot, so you did not bend on the towel.
Written 14 July 2017
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Daniel F
Cascais, Portugal122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
Great natural beach with sand, fantastic colorless, clean and warm sea water.
Protected from the wins by the valley, it worth’s the 300 or more steps you will have to climb back.
Don’t missed, assure you go there middle of the morning on weekday to avoid the weekend and afternoon crowd.
Ideally choose the low tide hours, to maximize your experience, it is a relative small beach. Reserve at least 2 to 3 hours to be there and relax.
There is a small restaurant down there, but did not tried, I took some water and fresh fruit to cope with my stay.
Written 5 July 2017
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RetiredWanderer65
Nyon District, Switzerland177 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
After a week of rocks and very little possibility to get into the sea this was a surprise to find a sandy beach (sand brought in from Morocco we were told). It is not very big and I can imagine in full summer it would be swamped with people but if in this area worth a visit.
Written 1 June 2017
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Jacob G
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017
Good sand. In January less people with volleyball field and enough space for an (illegal) football match.
Written 3 January 2017
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