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Vigário Beach, Câmara de Lobos

The Vigário Beach (Câmara de Lobos) is a stunning stretch of dark sand and pebble, endowed with magnificent infrastructure that includes top-class sanitary facilities, refreshing showers, a cosy support bar and a lively games field.

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  • Coordenadas: 32.649017, -16.979760


Praia do Vigário, PC da Autonomia, 9300-138 Câmara de Lobos

Next to the radiant Câmara de Lobos Bay, this free-access beach is ideal for visiting with your four-legged friend.

The pinnacle of Vigário Beach is undoubtedly the stunning view of the shining sea and the majestic cliffs of Câmara de Lobos, which becomes more impressive at sunset.

The crystal-clear water of the beach is tempered by the pleasant temperature. Its quality is impeccable, according to the results of rigorous bacteriological analyses.

The stream that flows into the beach reveals a waterfall of crystal-clear waters. This beach is the most sought-after in Câmara de Lobos, Madeira.

It has always been, since ancient times, when sunbathing was less frequent.

Fishermen prepared their crafts on the beach, catching mainly the exotic black swordfish, while their wives washed their clothes to the sound of the waves.

Later, it became a sand extraction point for civil construction, further increasing its historical importance.


Praia do Vigário Restaurant


Address: Praia do Vigário, PC da Autonomia, 9300-138 Câmara de Lobos

Phone: 291 942 110

Email: praiavigario@hotmail.com

Upon the shore, we discovered the Vigário Beach Restaurant. It boasts an extensive parking lot, with direct entry to the restaurant.

For the clients, parking is complimentary but kindly request a voucher at the restaurant to avoid any fees upon departure.

We asked for a table on the terrace overlooking the sea to revel in the sweeping panorama bathed in sunshine.

An awe-inspiring landscape to behold, illuminated by the warm sun’s rays. We felt rejuvenated.

The menu at this restaurant is quite diverse, ranging from classic dishes to more inventive options. The prices are remarkably reasonable given the restaurant’s prime location.

We were promptly greeted with warm smiles and a suggestion to try their signature dish, the black swordfish rice. We accepted.

To accompany, we ordered a refreshing punch. The food is served in generous portions and of unarguable quality.

The swordfish rice was cooked to perfection, succulent. It was accompanied by bolo de caco and limpets.

Opening Hour

tuesday to saturday: from 12:00 to 22:00

Sunday: from 12:00 to 16:00

Closed on Mondays.

Things to do nearby:

Câmara de Lobos Bay

Discover the charming Bay of Câmara de Lobos! Embark on a sun-kissed day by the seaside with breathtaking views of Madeira’s cliffs.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and be swept away by the unforgettable vistas that once inspired Winston Churchill’s paintings.

Bar Filhos do Mar

Unwind and partake in the traditional regional drink, Poncha, as you lounge by the picturesque port, gazing out to the charming view.

Cabo Girao Skywalk

From the edge of the towering cliffs of Cape Girão, one feels the gusts of wind while dizzyingly beholding the collision of waves below. It is a view that will linger in one’s memory indefinitely.

Eira do Serrado

We beheld the charming hamlet of Curral das Freiras, surrounded by mountains and blanketed in breathtaking panoramic views of the Madeiran landscape.