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Pleasant walk along the seafront although couldn't walk all the way to Camara de Lobos

Barriers up to prevent people walking all the way along as too dangerous? Pleasant walk and... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Excellent walk

Walked from Funchal to Camara de Lobos on this very picturesque walk. Plenty of cafes en route.Easy... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Penrith, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Walked from Funchal to Camara de Lobos on this very picturesque walk. Plenty of cafes en route.Easy walking although there are one or two steep inclines.

Thank Geod2
Reviewed 13 October 2018

There is no sand here only stones of varying sizes, but that didn't put people off from sunbathing and swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. There are however, amazing views of the setting sun over the water, and a rickety walkway leading into the Tunnel which...More

Thank johnnymac2017
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We walked from Old Town Funchal to Camara de Lobos. Our walk took us through Praia Formosa Beach though it wasn't particularly attractive. It did however have very welcome toilets. Barriers has been set up at the Camara de Lobos end of the beach to...More

Thank S5363GSanned
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is great for a slow stroll just taking in the view and enjoying so close to the sea we took it nice and slow because we were unwinding

Thank 812foxy
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Praia Formosa it's a small & beautiful beech, there are a lots of Restaurants,Safeguard, there is one WC...but the sand is very dirty with cigarettes and other garbages...we went many times and it's always like this I think they should clean it.

Thank RosiM727
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We walked from Funchal (near Reid's) to Camara de lobos - a good walk and the tunnel was fun; but this pebble beach was not the best part. Hard to walk on.

1  Thank john e
Reviewed 2 June 2018

The walk between Funchal and Camara dos Lobos is an interesting and attractive walk. But you need to be prepared for hazards. The tunnel on the East side of the Praia Formosa might be locked. If it is, then you have to walk up the...More

2  Thank robino565
Reviewed 4 May 2018

We started this walk from Lido to Camara de Lobos but gave up for two reasons. First, we discovered that as a result of storm damage parts of the walk are cut off and you have to walk around because the path is dangerous. Apparently...More

Thank Latin1954
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We are currently staying near the Forum Shopping Centre and decided to walk to Camera de Lobos a few days ago.We walked in sandals and so Praia Formosa with the pebbles, rocks and grey sand was rather uncomfortable in places - next time we will...More

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Barriers up to prevent people walking all the way along as too dangerous? Pleasant walk and relaxing to sit on the shore side, several cafes with drinks and ice creams, toilets available too and they were clean. You can park at the bottom if you...More

Thank linda-c-0517
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Response from jscuba61 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Very fine dercription from Ana Pedro. It is about 3 km plenty of lovely things and landscapes. Most probably, you will have the chance to see the old cars exhibition too. Cheers, Joao
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Response from jscuba61 | Reviewed this property |
I totally agree with LadyMalfoy. There are many restaurants always open. Also, you can dispose of a large supermarket, maybe a little more in terms of walking (east), inside the shopping centre Forum Madeira, at Estrada... More