Calm waters on a sun-kissed coast
Unlike much of Madeira’s volcanic coastline, the manmade beach of Calheta stands out for its smooth, welcoming sands. Imported from Morocco, the sand creates two beaches facing each other, perfectly encircled to protect the waters. Ideal for relaxation, you can also take advantage of the great water sports options.
More than an escape to the sun
For a small town, Calheta’s home to an impressive selection of historical churches, as well as an active sugar mill steeped in history. You won’t be short of culture either on your Madeira holiday here, as the Casa das Mudas Art Centre houses work from high-profile figures like Francis Bacon and Salvador Dalí.