Beach of Porto Santo
The 9 kilometre beach, with an extensive and continuous shoreline of fine golden sands, has given the island the popular name of “Golden Island”, becoming its trademark and main icon, together with its uniquely crystal-clear, turquoise-blue warm waters, make it a unique legacy in our country and one that is rare all over the world.
It was voted the best “sand dune beach” in the competition “7 Maravilhas – Praias de Portugal” (“7 Wonders – Beaches of Portugal”).
The reason is related to the formation of the sands of Porto Santo beach, which are made up of microfossils and small fragments of calcareous algae, shells of mollusks and other fossilized remains of marine organisms. They are records of a past with about 30 thousand years of history, of immense biological productivity and that has reached the present day, presenting therapeutic and medicinal qualities and attributes, which are due to the physical, chemical and thermal properties of its biogenic carbonated sands, important for the treatment of orthopedic and rheumatic diseases, among other diseases.
Discover an oasis of rest and relaxation in Porto Santo, surrounded by well-being and health, by enjoying a perfect beach for the perfect holidays, allowing yourself be lulled by the sound of the waves and caressed by a sand that fights all the ailments of modern living.