Hidden Beaches of Madeira: A Sandy Seclusion Adventure




Reading time

6 minutes

In the heart of the Atlantic Ocean, picture the enchanting Madeira Island, celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes, lush greenery, and, of course, stunning beaches.

But hold onto your sun hats! Beyond the well-trodden golden sand havens lies a secret stash of secluded sandy hideaways, just waiting to be stumbled upon.

With our safe and fun cars at Carwave Rental, get ready for a beach-hopping escapade that uncovers Madeira’s hidden treasures – the kind of dreamy spots that add a touch of fun and fantasy to your island adventure.

Exploring Madeira’s Hidden Beaches:

Praia Formosa: Nature’s Playground

Start your journey at Praia Formosa, where the rugged cliffs meet the rolling waves. This expansive beach in Funchal, though not a secret, offers an opportunity for a sweet escape, especially in the early mornings or during weekdays.

With your Carwave rental, you can explore beyond the obvious and discover hidden nooks along the shore, providing a more intimate connection with the island’s natural beauty.

What sets Praia Formosa apart is not only its natural beauty but also the convenience it offers. Carwave ensures you have free parking, allowing you to start your beach day hassle-free.

The beach boasts a huge promenade, ideal for leisurely strolls during the day or night, ensuring safety for all visitors. Families can make the most of the area, with kids riding bikes or trotinetes available for their enjoyment.

While the little ones have their fun, parents can relax, sipping on Carwave’s amazing Coral beer or savouring the local delicacy, lapas.

When you’re done enjoying the sun, sea, and sand, it’s a seamless transition from the beach back to your Carwave rental.

Load up your gear, and head straight back to where you are staying while visiting Madeira, ensuring that your beach day is convenient and memorable.

hidden beaches
Hidden Beaches of Madeira: A Sandy Seclusion Adventure 5

Seixal: The Black Sand Beauty

A scenic drive to Seixal unveils a mesmerizing sight – a beach adorned with unique black sand, a stark contrast against the blue sea.

Explore beautiful coastal roads with your Carwave rental and experience the essence of this hidden paradise.

Seixal, with its amazing energy and the backdrop of a stunning mountain, extends an invitation not only to relax but also to embrace various activities.

Whether it’s surfing, paddleboarding on the water, or simply soaking up the sun, Seixal provides an ideal canvas for your preferences.

Enjoy the freedom of exploration with your Carwave rental, knowing that parking is not only convenient but also free.

Whether you’re indulging in the thrill of water sports or taking a leisure stroll along the shore, your amazing Carwave rental awaits in the parking lot, ensuring a seamless transition from your beachside adventure back to the comfort of your vehicle.

Capture your day in this little corner of heaven with stunning photographs, showcasing the creativity that flourishes in this extraordinary haven, forever preserving the essence of Madeira’s volcanic allure.

hidden beaches
Hidden Beaches of Madeira: A Sandy Seclusion Adventure 6

Prainha in Caniçal: A Secluded Black Sand Haven

Just a short walk away, Prainha invites you to a special spot with its secluded black sand beach on Caniçal. Please note that you can only reach this hidden treasure by foot. Although the journey down and back up might take a bit of patience and effort, we promise the destination is well worth it.

As you make your way to Prainha, enjoy the anticipation of discovering a hidden paradise. The path down may be a bit challenging, but once you arrive, any tiredness will vanish.

Prainha is a peaceful haven, a tiny piece of heaven on Earth where the worries of the world fade away in the soothing sound of the waves and the beauty of the black sand.

Even though the journey requires a bit of effort, the breathtaking beauty and tranquillity of Prainha make every step worthwhile.

Once you step onto this secluded beach, surrounded by nature’s beauty and the calming ocean, you’ll find yourself in a place of unparalleled peace.

Prainha isn’t just a beach; it’s a hidden gem, a sanctuary where the journey becomes part of the unforgettable experience

hidden beaches
Hidden Beaches of Madeira: A Sandy Seclusion Adventure 7

Calheta Sandy Beaches: A Golden Oasis

Include Calheta Sandy Beach in your itinerary for a golden escape along the south coast. This man-made beach, adorned with imported golden sand, not only provides a delightful contrast to the natural black sand beaches of Madeira but also offers a unique feature – not just one, but two amazing sandy beaches.

Situated next to each other, these hidden gems in Calheta allow you to experience the calm waters and the fun atmosphere that define this special corner of the island.

With your Carwave rental, reaching Calheta is a breeze, ensuring you have the freedom to explore not just one but both of these delightful sandy retreats.

Whether you choose to warm in the sun, take a refreshing dip in the waters, or even swim from one beach to the other, the experience is one you truly have to be there to fully appreciate.

Calheta Sandy Beach provides a perfect blend of peace and recreation, making it a must-visit destination during your Madeira exploration.

hidden beaches
Hidden Beaches of Madeira: A Sandy Seclusion Adventure 8

Booking Your Carwave Rental:

Embarking on a journey to uncover Madeira’s hidden beaches requires reliable transportation that allows you to explore at your own pace. Carwave offers a diverse fleet of dynamic and well-maintained cars, ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride as you navigate the island’s diverse terrain.

What sets Carwave apart is not just the quality of its vehicles, but the exceptional customer service that accompanies each rental. With no team effort spared, Carwave ensures that every customer receives personalized attention, making your experience on the island truly unforgettable.

For added convenience, explore our comprehensive Madeira guide to discover the best spots and attractions while driving our reliable rental cars. This guide provides you with insider tips and recommendations for a memorable Madeira adventure, ensuring you make the most of your time exploring this stunning island.

Additionally, check out our gas station map to easily locate the nearest refuelling stops while on the go during your visit to the island.

Customer Reviews Speak Volumes:

Before booking your car with Carwave, take a moment to analyse our glowing reviews on our website.

Customers consistently praise the seamless rental process, the reliability of the vehicles, and the unparalleled customer service.

Discover firsthand why Carwave is the preferred choice for those seeking a fluid, dynamic, and amazing car rental experience on Madeira Island.

Madeira’s hidden beaches and natural wonders offer a taste of paradise away from the crowds, and Carwave is your ticket to unlock these sandy seclusions.

With a reliable rental car at your disposal, you can explore the island’s hidden gems, from tranquil coves to black sand wonders, natural pools, and man-made golden oases.

Choose Carwave for an unparalleled rental experience, where the freedom to discover Madeira’s beauty is matched only by the exceptional customer service that accompanies every journey.

Book your car today, and let the adventure begin!

Rent your car with us

Let's Pick a Date

Related Articles

Carlos Fernandes

Carlos Fernandes

Typically replies within an hour

I will be back soon

Carlos Fernandes
Hey there 👋
Ready to explore Madeira Island? How can I help you?