Prainha, in Caniçal, is an indispensable small paradise on Madeira's east coast. This sandy beach has all the necessary conditions for you to enjoy a memorable bathing experience, in a unique environment.
Located near Ponta de São Lourenço, Prainha stands out from the majority of the island's pebble beaches, because of its volcanic and coppery natural sand. Moreover, its surroundings are also quite different. Contrasting with the green shades that colour almost the entire island, its surroundings are painted in yellow and brown.
This area, located at the eastern end of the island, is characterised by its arid landscape. At Prainha you will find Dunas da Piedade, dunes with limestone fossils of great geomorphological interest. But it is not only natural wonders that make this place so special.
This bathing area offers you various facilities, such as restaurant service, changing rooms and toilets, parasols and sun loungers, as well as a parking area.
Lastly, you can make the most of your visit to Prainha by visiting another of the island's emblematic points: Ponta de São Lourenço. Classified as a Partial Natural Reserve, this peninsula is nine kilometres long.
Prainha, Caniçal, is a coppery, natural sand beach on Madeira's east coast. With its arid scenery and various amenities, it is definitely a small beach paradise.