17 Beautiful Brazil Beaches You Must See

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Brazil is one of the best places to travel mainly because of their beaches. Brazil is located in South America. Since the equator runs through the Amazon rainforests of Brazil, the weather is typically warm to hot during the year. It is very rare that the temperature falls beneath 20 degrees Celsius. With that being said, Brazil is one of the best places to go for a beach travel vacation. Almost all the cities that are on the coastline have beaches, but wouldn’t you want to visit the most beautiful beaches of Brazil? The list below highlights the 17 beautiful beaches in Brazil. Just close your eyes and randomly pick any beach on this list and head to paradise.

1. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha

The hike to get to this stunning beach is knocks the wind out of you. Many stairs are going downhill to reach this beach, but once you get there, it is amazing. The clear water and perfect sandy beach take your breath away. Just get ready for the hike back up the stairs. 

2. Moreré, Bahia

The Moreré beach is located on an island off the coast of Brazil. It is one of Brazil’s best kept secret beaches because it is extremely difficult to get to. But once you have arrived, you will be glad you took the difficult journey to get there.

3. Fortaleza Beaches, Ceara State

The Fortaleza Beaches are a string of beaches that are held together by the same ocean. These beaches are located in the northern part of the country. These beaches are among the most beautiful in all of Brazil.

4. Praia do Rosa, Santa Catarina

This beach is among the best beaches in the world. The view from the sandy beach is incredible. If you are a surf enthusiast, then this beaches has the perfect waves for you. You can also spot whales swimming in the waters of this amazing beach.

5. Ipanema Beach, Rio di Janeiro

This is Brazil’s most famous beach. The water is crystal clear, and the backdrop of the city is spectacular. If you are looking to have fun in the sun but with hundreds of people crowding the beach, then head to Ipanema. This beach is always jam packed with tourists and locals.

6. Ossos Beach, Buzios

The famous city of Buzios has become a popular destination for tourists. In the past 50 years, this city has gone from hidden gem to top destination, all thanks to celebrities who have vacationed there. This beach has such an amazing sunset that it will warm your heart when you watch it.

7. Praia do Riacho, Alagoas

If you are looking for a beach that is secluded and untouched, then head to Praia do Riacho. You can enjoy a relaxing day at the beach without having to share your space with crowds of people.

8. Forno Beach, Arraial do Cabo

Check out this beach from the months of May-November, and you will be in for a treat. You can take a water taxi to this beach and have a blast under the sun.

9. Dolphins Bay, Praia da Papa

This beach is not named after dolphins because they are cute, but because you can spot dolphins in the water. You need to be extra patient because the Dolphins may not swim when you are there. Usually, they swim along the beach throughout the day. Book a room at the local B&B and take pleasure in the beauty that surrounds you.

10. Prainha Beach, Rio de Janeiro


This stunning beach is surrounded by amazing hills and clear blue water. Although this beach is not the most updated beach in Brazil, there are places you can grab a bite to eat and drink. If you are lucky, the freshly caught fish by the local fisherman can be your tasty lunch.

11. Leme Beach, Rio de Janeiro

This beach is a great secluded beach to rent a beach house for the summer. The shoreline is covered with luxury hotels and restaurants. Skip the crowded beach of the city center and head out to this beautiful beach with soft sand.

12. Tiririca Beach, Bahia

If you are looking for a surfer’s paradise then head to the Tiririca Beach. The amazing Brazilian rainforest sneaks up on this beach to add a more spectacular view other than the Atlantic Ocean.

13. Praia do Preá, Ceará


This beach is the perfect spot to windsurf or fly a kite. You can visit this beach with family or friends. Although this beach is not overly crowded, there are plenty of things to keep you occupied.

14. Lopes Mendes Beach, Ilha Grande

If you are traveling to Brazil during the months of December to March, then the Lopes Mendes beach is where you should be. This beaches is very secluded and can take some time to get to. As you walk through the rainforest, you will notice the different fruit trees and animals. Your walk to the beach gets more exciting as you get closer. The water is so clear that you can catch a glimpse of your reflection.

15. Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres, Maceio

The coconut trees, the transparent water, and the soft sand are all great reasons to visit this beach. If you forget to bring a beaches umbrella and chair, you can rent them at the beach. The view of the beach is calming, and the ocean breeze feels refreshing on a hot summer’s day.

16. Gales de Maragogi, Maragogi

If you own a boat, then take it down to the beach of Gales de Maragogi. You can rent a small paddle boat and paddle your way to the blue-green water of this beach. It is a great beach to visit year round.

17. Taipu de Fora, BA

17 Beautiful Beaches of Brazil If you are looking for the perfect beaches to go snorkeling in, then head to the Taipu de Fora. The natural reefs that surround the waters of this beach have created natural looking pools. You can try snorkeling in the shallow waters of these “pools” before you take a boat out in the water for some deep ocean snorkeling.

Written by Rachel Pearson

Rachel reports on a wide range of topics from the United States and around the world. She keeps a close eye on the rapidly pour in of new headlines to get the best research and sources possible.

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