Praia de Machico (English: Machico Beach) is a beach located near the town Machico, on the island of Madeira, Portugal.Plan to visit Praia de Machico during your Machico vacation using our convenient Machico road trip app.
It is one of the few sandy beaches of Madeira, with sand imported from North Africa. However, these sand-imports were quite controversial, as the sand was taken from Western Sahara, a Non-Self Governing Territory which has been largely occupied by Morocco since 1975. The imports are considered to be a violation of international law, as the consent of the people of the territory is required in the exploitation of the territory's resources.
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$39 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full Day East Madeira - Camacha, Pico do Ariero, Ribeiro Frio, Portela, Santana
Duration: 8 hours
$47 BOOK WITH VIATOR Sunrise Small Group Hike on Tip of the Island PR8 Ponta De São Lourenço
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
$41 BOOK WITH VIATOR East Half-Day 4x4 Small-Group Tour with local Sunday Market stop
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Praia de Machico reviews
Lovely sandy beach, probably one of the few on Madeira. Beautiful scenery. Because it is not crowded, it is ideal for relaxing. more »
We came here twice during our holiday - once for a short stop whilst exploring the island and then again specifically to sunbathe and swim. We were particularly impressed by the disabled friendly... more »
Nice beach made with sand shipped from Morocco. They have showers and changing rooms. There is a platform you can jump into the water from. No waves, good for kids. There is great ice cream nearby!
À beach with Morocco blond sand if you need something not local. But nice, and easy swim with young kids. Black sand beach closed to this beach if you prefer. The town is small. A few restaurants around the place
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