With a coastline of almost 8,000 km in length, there is no shortage of beaches in Brazil. But for anyone who wants to enjoy the sea, that number is staggering, leaving the question: what are the best beaches to visit? And that’s what we’re going to show you now. In this text, you will get to know the attractions of 11 beaches from the north to the south of the tupiniquim lands.
1. Porto da Barra – Salvador
The best sunset in the world you can find in Porto da Barra. This beach, located in the capital of Bahia, is very popular with both Salvador residents and tourists. If you decide to visit, you can take the opportunity to get to know the lighthouse and the surrounding region. In Salvador you can also find several historic buildings and jaw-dropping views.
2. Santos Beach – Santos
An hour away from the capital São Paulo, Santos beach attracts people of all ages and interests. Next to the sea, you can find an incredible museum and aquarium.
3. Espelho Beach – Trancoso
Also called Curuípe, this beach located in Bahia is more isolated, which helps a lot in its preservation. In Trancoso, there are several other magnificent beaches full of natural pools that are great for all ages. The name of Espelho beach is due to the phenomenon that occurs at new and full moons, where the sea turns into a large pool, resembling a mirror.
4. Lençóis Maranhenses – Barreirinhas
A mixture of dunes and lagoons perfect for diving, Lençóis Maranhenses are not beaches, but they certainly deserve to be on this list. In addition to the pools that can be found along the entire stretch of sand, the landscape is incredible, looking like something from another planet.
5. Praia do Forno – Arraial do Cabo
Praia do Forno is a paradise located in the “Brazilian Caribbean” that is Arraial do Cabo, in Rio de Janeiro. To see this beach, it is necessary to face a trail with a good climb or arrive by boat, but the effort is worth it – the varied vegetation and the beautiful strip of white sand contrast with the different shades of blue of the sea.
6. Cedro do Sul and Desert Beach – Ubatuba
Two neighboring beaches, Cedro do Sul and Deserto are located in Ubatuba, São Paulo. In both, the sea is calm and great for a swim and the landscape is stunning and unmistakable.
7. Lopes Mendes Beach – Ilha Grande
Lopes Mendes beach is the perfect place to relax in Rio de Janeiro. Being isolated, it remains very well preserved, being great for those who don’t like to swim in the sea with many people around. But beware, the sea is rough – if you like surfing, you’ll love Lopes Mendes beach.
8. Lagoa do Paraíso – Jericoacoara
Those who like to party in local bars will love a visit to Lagoa do Paraíso, in Ceará. One of the most beautiful in the region, the lagoon is close to the beach, but is much more loved by tourists because of its color show and very few waves.
9. Porto de Galinhas – Pernambuco
Porto de Galinhas is a small village in Pernambuco with stunning coral reefs for divers. Fauna is another attraction for tourists, as the fish on the beach are colorful and unique. In addition to the beautiful sea, there are several attractions in the region, such as craft stalls and local cuisine.
10. Baía do Sancho – Fernando de Noronha
It is nothing new that the island of Fernando de Noronha is one of the most beautiful in Brazil and the world. Baía do Sancho, in turn, represents the place very well. This beach is famous for its rich coral diversity and exuberant nature, which appears not only in the form of the blue sea, but also in the vegetation and rocks.
11. Praia da Ilha do Campeche – Florianópolis
Further south in the country, the capital of Santa Catarina leaves nothing to be desired in terms of beautiful beaches. Campeche beach, for example, stands out for its rich fauna, which includes, in addition to fish, periodic visits by whales in summer.