They are all suitable for sunbathing and swimming in the sea, The Lido area has a couple of nice pebble beaches with sea access and Praia Formosa has a long stretch of black sand and pebbles all the way along to Camara do Lobos and has several restaurants/bars which are open until very late at night.
Is Madeira expensive?
Madeira isn’t expensive at all, you can find low cost accommodations and also low cost places to eat all around the island (avoid touristic areas in Funchal, there are more expensive).
Is the sea warm in Madeira?
The temperature of the sea in Madeira is not very high. In fact, it goes from 18 °C (64.5 °F) between February and April to 23.5 °C (74 °F) in September, and can be considered high enough for swimming from August to October. Here are the average sea temperatures.
What is the best time to visit Madeira?
For the highest temperatures the best time to visit Madeira is between August and September although the sub tropical climate offers sunshine throughout the year and winter months are equally popular with visitors. The hottest month of the year is August with an average daily maximum of 27 C and an average low of 21 C.
How much is the ferry from Madeira to Porto Santo?
As the ferry is designed for Portuguese customers the prices onboard are surprisingly reasonable. The price of the one return ferry with transfer is €59.44/€48.60 (high/low season), and the 1st class tickets, which have their own lounge, better views and snacks, costs €83.64/ €73.66 (high/low season).
Are there sandy beaches in Funchal?
Sorry to say there aren’t any sandy beaches in Funchal. There is a small man-made beach (with sand that I believe was imported from Morocco) at Calheta to the west of Funchal.