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Wonderful coastal walk

Near the end of our holiday in Funchal we had a lovely walk along the coast line from Funchal to... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
Dave K
Bradford, United Kingdom
long walk from funcal

i walked from funchal town centre ( and back again) which was about 6k each way. It had a few hills... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
amanda w
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Take a walk from the Lido along the Prom to Camta do Lobus passing through the Sea Tunnel . There are a couple of Cafe/Bars just passed the Pestana Bay hotel where you can get food and drink. Because of the large pebbles the beach...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank njohnsey1944
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

When you enter Praia Formosa from Ponta Da Cruz and the tunnel you are now greeted by a metal walkway with no wobbles !! This is a great improvement on the see sawing wooden boards that used to be there.It makes the journey to Praia...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank paulaw500
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We decided (in a moment of madness!) to walk the promenade/beach path to Camara de Lobos, taking in the views along Praia Formosa Beach. It was a long walk along twisty, hilly coastal paths but worth it when we finally got there. Not a lot...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Jockinafrock69
Reviewed 15 December 2017

We stayed at one of the hotels that sits above this beach so visited it a number of times, great views nice walkway but the beach is nothing but rocks with a few pallets to sit on and not a great place for sunbathing because...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank JednSasha
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Near the end of our holiday in Funchal we had a lovely walk along the coast line from Funchal to Camara de Lobos past Praia Formosa. It was a long way approx.a 10 mile round trip, but we took it at a leisurely pace and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Dave K
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The bar azul at Praia Formosa is a hidden gem, they have a fresh fish menu everyday and also lots of other choices to suit, Iwould highly recommend the pickading De carne or piexe, that’s a tray of meat or fish served with chips which...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Anademac
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Not a beach in the commonly-known sense, as there is no sand whatsoever and the stones are big and grey/black. The water is cold and I never saw a person bathing or sunbathing during 5 days.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Emanuel S
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We had always thought that you had to walk down a winding road or down 100 steps to get here. Little did we know (until about an hour ago) that there is another, much easier, way. If you go by the Doca Do Cavacas restaurant...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Radtel
Reviewed 7 November 2017

i walked from funchal town centre ( and back again) which was about 6k each way. It had a few hills and steep steps but enjoyable. Took me through the hotel zone, which was not very intresting or scenic but the lido area and beach...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank amanda w
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The only problem with this beach is getting down to the sea. Pebbles isn't the word more like rocks, however once you get to the water it's great. The beach is exceedingly clean not crowded and the sea is as clear as a bell. The...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank jemdenandmat
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11 August 2016|
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Response from jscuba61 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Very fine dercription from Ana Pedro. It is about 3 km plenty of lovely things and landscapes. Most probably, you will have the chance to see the old cars exhibition too. Cheers, Joao
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7 October 2015|
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Response from jscuba61 | Reviewed this property |
I totally agree with LadyMalfoy. There are many restaurants always open. Also, you can dispose of a large supermarket, maybe a little more in terms of walking (east), inside the shopping centre Forum Madeira, at Estrada... More