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Hidden gem

Great little town with great little beach. Careful on the rocks as it’s a but hard to get into the... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2017
KataK1
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Don't like pebbles

Not much to say on this one except though lots of people swam, got a tan etc I personally didn't... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2017
Isabelholiday
,
Devon, United Kingdom
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  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“pebble beach” (2 reviews)
“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Ponta Do Sol, Madeira, Portugal
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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Great little town with great little beach. Careful on the rocks as it’s a but hard to get into the ocean

Thank KataK1
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

Not much to say on this one except though lots of people swam, got a tan etc I personally didn't like it. The hotel we were in was opposite the beach and on an average day 15/25 people were there little cramped.

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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

Went there for a day trip after hiring a car for a few days. Beautiful rocky / pebble beach. The snorkelling is amazing. Worth a visit.

Thank Charlotte B
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Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

Nice beach, quiet, friendly people, always space to lay down. Outside of Funchal. Nice small old town. Love it!

Thank ErwinDJ
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

A lot of reviews seem to be downgrading Ponta do Sol because the beach is stony but, let's face it, the only sandy beach in Madeira had it's sand shipped in from elsewhere; the island does not abound in sandy beaches, so the Madeirans have...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Ponta do Sol must be one of my favorite places to visit in Madeira, amazing beach, a lot of good restaurants to visit, and amazing people

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Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

I do not like beach holidays so the fact there is no sand does not bother me. People visit Ponta do Sol for its sunshine and position on the island for touring. Anyone wanting a beach should stay away and that seems to apply to...More

Thank ACJHuddersfield
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Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Great view with amazing waves. It was very windy and a bit of rain. The beach is all pebbles with a great walk along the promenade.

1  Thank bargaintraveller09
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Reviewed January 27, 2017

The beach was small and while an effort was made to create an easier walk way, the stones were difficult to negotiate. The breakwater created a good swimming enclosure and created the waves that added to the sounds of the sea, that addes the athmosphere...More

Thank businessals07
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Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

I have never been enthused by pebble beaches but many people are. Ponta do Sol has a well constructed pebbled beach that is appreciated by many. The town itself boasts more than average sun and people flock from far and wide to soak it up....More

Thank Richard B
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