Calheta is a very unique place on the island. Volcanic in origin, with very steep cliffs and no rivers or substantial coastline to create sand, there are no natural beaches. So, to appeal to normal tourists, they decided to make their own, and this is it.

Those blocks in the distance are the boundary and protect the ‘bay’; made of concrete, they almost like tacks. However, even with this the beach is very vulnerable and after a bad can and be easily damaged or washed away (it was when we arrived). You can guarantee than if not by now, then within a month or so, it will all be restored and I can get some genuine beach rays when I return in July!

  1. netwrker posted this
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