Prainha Beach

Prainha is a black sand beach of volcanic origin, close to the scenic point of São Lourenço. The Piedade Dunes, which contain limestone fossils of geomorphologic interest, can be found around this beach.

The landscape surrounding this beach is a stark contrast to that found on most of the rest of the island. Here, the usual shades of green are replaced by an arid landscape of yellows, browns and oranges.

This bathing area has a restaurant, changing rooms, sunshades and sun loungers, as well as a car park.