Ribeira Brava Beach
Ribeira Brava Beach
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David D
Devon, UK
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Thursday 7th September and and we visited the coastal town of Ribeira Brava on the Southern coast of the Island

We walked along the seafront promenade which abutted this beach. We walked as far as the lighthouse, the spiral staircase and the passageway through the cliff leading to the small port. That was the interesting part.

The beach comprised of what looked like compressed grit and concrete. The derelict look was further enhanced by the fact that there was nothing on the beach, no sunbeds, umbrellas or other facilities.

Perhaps it was late in the season and everything had been removed off the beach. In it's current state it could not be classified as a tourist beach or attraction

Written 1 December 2023
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soinic
Lux.
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Can't understand why our guided tour took us here?!

Really not nice!

Dark beach, stones, concrete....

Shabby beachwalk and terrible dirty and disgusting so called snackbars!

OMG 🙉🙊🙈

Avoid this place as beautiful Madeira has so much nature and nice places waiting for you!
Written 25 January 2023
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marsh-land
Burnham-on-Crouch, UK
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
A small beach mostly stony with some sandy areas. There is a freshwater inlet running out into the sea at this point. When we visited there was a lovely swan and some ducks swimming in this part of the beach which was nice to watch. Not huge but real sand which is not common on madeira. There is a multi storey car park virtually opposite.
Written 24 October 2022
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Soehail Ali
Bristol, UK
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Small touristy town on the beach, the beach itself is quite small but perfect for swimming and altough still aimed for the masses, it is just 15 minutes from Funchal which can also be reached by just taking a cab. I loved the views from the sea and the cycle infrastructure is quite good as well, also nice for a cup of coffee, though the hiking paths are closed due to falling rocks.
Written 15 January 2022
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David D
Devon, UK
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Wednesday 23rd June we visited Ribeira Brava, meaning Wild Stream, on the southern coast of the Island.

As with most of the beaches on Maderia, this one is also a pebbled with no sand. It is a long and narrow stretch of beach that goes as far as the lighthouse.

Although it looked sandy at that end, it was compacted grit, not sure if even used as a beach.

A couple of man made lagoons provides the ideal safe area for swimming and watersports.

There were a number of water sports and activities available for rental including jet skis, stand up paddle boards, pedalos and more.

There were a handful of static umbrellas, topped with dried palm leaves, were along the beach. There were wooden slatted walkways, to help walk on the beach, people were using these to lie on. There were no sunbeds or loungers on the beach. There were some wooden platforms, where sunbeds will eventually be.

There is a promenade of yellowish block paviours which runs parallel across the top of the beach. This leads to a much larger and  walkway in the town.

Along the promenade there is an outdoor swimming pool.

When we visited here it was shortly after some of the COVID restrictions were lifted, so early days, the beach was not quiet ready for tourists, but getting there.
Written 18 August 2021
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Noemi Nagy
Minehead, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
We had so much fun going down to the Fajãdos Padres beach with the cable car.⛰ The operator gentleman Nélio Roda was so helpful and nice to us.🙏🏼 Extremely recommended place to visit if you are in Madeira. The views were stunning on the way down, up and on the beach as well.🌄🏝
The beach was amazing too, the water was lovely and we have seen some beautiful fishes under the water. (Recommended to bring swimming goggles)🐠🐟🐙🦀
We enjoyed our time very much. :)
Written 9 August 2021
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KestasKS
Vilnius, Lithuania
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
One of the very few sandy beaches in the area. With protections built from the ocean, there is natural sand beach created by the ocean currents
Written 14 July 2021
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wendyanddavid536
Solihull, UK
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
You don't come to Madeira for the beaches, and you don't come to Ribeira Brava for the beach. Mostly pebbles, with a small area of black volcanic sand, you would have to be fairly desperate for a swim or a sunbathe.
Written 26 February 2020
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Jens No
Hamburg, Germany
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
You can quit on that. Big rocks, dirty water. Really nothing like a real beach and even not what Madeira is famous for
Written 2 December 2019
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tinkle_24
Northampton, UK
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
of beach although it is sandy. Not sand but lava sand so it is black but at least it is not all pebbly. Not too sure about swimming there.
Written 30 November 2019
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