Porto Santo beach – 1st Place

Safe, golden and sunny, combining nature, wellness, outdoor sports, gastronomy, golf, idleness and easily accessible from European and American airports — including direct flights from New York — the Madeira Islands are a great destination to recharge your batteries.

Voted for seven years among the most beautiful islands in the world but also a safest destination during Covid, the Madeira Islands — which includes the main islands of Madeira and Porto Santo — is this year’s #1 on the list of Best Beach Destinations in Europe with three beaches in the top 10.

Awarded the title of “Best Beach in Europe 2022,” the golden, sandy beach of Porto Santo is world famous, not least for the therapeutic virtues of its sand.

“During your stay, do not miss a visit to the Golf of Porto Santo, considered one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world,” recommends EBD. “At the end of the day, enjoy a breathtaking sunset while tasting a Madeira wine.”

Porto Santo is world renowned for its hotels, all of which offer direct access to the mile-long, golden, sandy beach.

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Seixal beach – 3rd Place

For the beauty of its volcanic sand, its crystal-clear waters, the incredible cliffs where lush vegetation clings, Praia do Porto do Seixal is one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. On this beach you can glimpse a magnificent landscape of the north coast of the island of Madeira bordering the Atlantic Ocean.

This incredibly Instagrammable beach, of volcanic black sand, is surrounded by restaurants, shower and toilets as well as accommodation  with ocean & cliff views and direct access to the beach to enjoy this heavenly place every second of your stay.

In these troubled times, Madeira will be your refuge for tropical, safe holidays, in the middle of nature, combining beach, adventure, gastronomy, outdoor sport and fun.

This perfect beach for instagrammers and nature lovers is located a few minutes from the natural pools of Porto Moniz.