Ponta de São Lourenço
The camping are in Ponta de São Lourenço, is located in the eastern end of Madeira. If you arrived by plane to Madeira is very likely that you already have flown over this area. All this peninsula is part of a nature reserve since 1982 in order to preserve the fauna, flora and geological wealth. The South side of the peninsula is much less aggressive and with several bays, accessible by boat and on foot.
The fireplace is located in the pebble on the beach next to the campsite. You can only make fire in this small area. Unfortunately the area does not have drinking water so you’ll need to take all the water, and firewood you wanna use in the fireplace. All waste produced will also have to be transported back.
It is allowed to fish but only using line, spear fishing is strictly prohibited. Keep in mind that this is a nature reserve and a sensitive ecosystem. There is no excuse for camping in “Ponta de São Lourenço” without having a dive in the clear and fresh water from the sea.
Starting from April 1, 2023, visitors to Ponta de São Lourenço Protected Area are now required to contribute €1 as a means of preserving and maintaining the area’s natural beauty. This contribution is mandatory and can be made through the SIMplifica portal, which can be accessed at https://simplifica.madeira.gov.pt/services/78-82-259/start
Near the camping park you can visit the reception center “Casa do Sardinha” between 10am and 16:30. Besides getting to know all the fauna and flora of the Ponta de São Lourenço through the permanent exhibition, you may also purchase some of merchandising equipment.
Near the reception center you will find “Casa do Sardinha” sea spot cafe. Whether you’re in the mood for a piping hot coffee or a crisp, cold beer, this cozy café has something for everyone. And if you’re feeling peckish, be sure to try their mouth-watering snacks and light bites. However, it’s always a good idea to check the prices before ordering to avoid any unpleasant surprises. But don’t worry – the friendly staff at Casa do Sardinha will be more than happy to help with any questions or concerns you may have.
And if you need to freshen up after a long day of sightseeing, the café also offers a convenient bathroom for just 1€ per person.
More info on page of the Ponta de São Lourenço Protected Area.
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