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Sao Lourenço Point is the eastern-most peninsula of Madeira island. It is named after the caravel sailed by João Gonçalves de Zarco, one of the three discoverers of Madeira island, who on coming near this piece of land shouted to his ship “São Lourenço, that’s enough!”.

This peninsula is volcanic in origin, and is mainly made of basalt, although there are also some limestone sediment formations.

At the end of the Point there are two islets: the Cevada, Metade or Desembarcadouro Islet, and the S. Lourenço Point, Farol or Fora Islet. The peninsula is classified as a partial natural reserve and the Desembarcadouro Islet is a total natural reserve. All the land and sea by the North coast, up to a depth of 50metres, is part of the European network of important community sites - Natura 2000.

Above taken from Visit Madeira web site.

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