Swimming in Porto Santo

Porto Santo - the eternal golden island - dazzles any visitor, and its long sandy beach, which stretches for 9 km along the entire south coast of the island, contributes a great deal to this. This beach was voted the best beach in Europe in 2022 by European Best Destination.


And it is precisely here, on the south side of the island, that we recommend you surrender to the incomparable satisfaction of swimming in the warm, clear and clean waters on summer days, or any day really.


Standing before a sea that goes as far as the eye can see makes the expression 'open water swimming' even more meaningful, so every time you dive into the ocean in Porto Santo you will feel a pleasurable sense of freedom. Depending on weather conditions, the sea in Porto Santo may have some swell close to shore, creating a few obstacles for less experienced swimmers, but there are always areas where the sea is calm.


Exercise your body in the sea, and then enjoy a well-deserved rest on the therapeutic sands of this island of lime and sun, embroidered in blue.

With good accessibility, the entire south coast of Porto Santo invites you to swim. With sand as far as the eye can see, a sea that never ends and a water temperature slightly higher than around the island of Madeira, you'll find it difficult to return to land.

Venture out on our sea!

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Our sea provides memorable experiences while creating images of undeniable beauty. Discover the ideal spots to discover our coastline and the nautical events that make our waters move.

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