Enjoying the sea

Living on an island almost always means having a close relationship with the sea. This is especially true in the archipelago of Madeira. The island's orography makes the ocean an object of contemplation from virtually anywhere in Madeira. In Funchal, this relationship with the sea is not only one of contemplation. The extensive coastline allows very close interaction with the ocean.
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Therefore, nautical activities in Funchal include pleasant beach days at different bathing complexes, as well as the recreational or professional practice of a wide range of sea sports for which the mild waters of this part of the Atlantic Ocean are the ideal stage.
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And it's not only the locals who can enjoy the fun that these sea activities in Funchal can provide. Anyone visiting the Atlantic islands should set aside a morning or afternoon to discover some of the city's most incredible beaches, and for all those who are keen on water sports, there are several companies dedicated not only to teaching water sports, but also to renting equipment. Come relax and enjoy yourself in the sea of Funchal.
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Nautical Activities in Funchal

Crystal-clear waters and inviting temperatures: come and experience the sea of Funchal!
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Beaches in Funchal

Enjoy refreshing dives and nautical activities in Funchal.

São Tiago Beach

An invitation to dive into Funchal's iconic bay.
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Gorgulho Beach - Lido

Small and relaxed beach in Funchal, located on the Lido Promenade.
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Formosa Beach

The largest public beach in the region, with all the necessary infrastructures.
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Areeiro Beach

Black sand and pebbles, framed by the beauty of the cliffs.
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Doca do Cavacas or Poças do Gomes

A complex with volcanic swimming pools and access to the sea.
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Barreirinha Bathing Complex

Overlooking the port of Funchal, ideal for swimming.
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Lido Bathing Complex

Saltwater swimming pools, access to the sea and excellent infrastructures.
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Ponta Gorda Bathing Complex

Two saltwater swimming pools near the Seaside Promenade.
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Funchal Marina

Facility for hundreds of yachts and an area for nautical activities
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Port of Funchal

Main Port of the Region and entry point for cruise ships.
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