Brazil and beaches, go hand in hand. The county has 4500 miles of coastline on the South Atlantic with a tropical climate that guarantee travelers fun days spent under the blue skies while enjoying the sea and sand. Travelers to Brazil will also find a charm in the dance culture and vibrant music, variety of cuisines and large festivals. Of all the beaches, you cannot go wrong with this beautiful sandy stretch.

best beaches in brazil

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

Copacabana is one of the most popular beaches in Brazil and the world. The 2.6-mile long beach in Rio de Janeiro is always busy providing an ideal spot for those who want to experience cultural flavor. The beach offers a variety of amenities that make it easy to visit without much planning. Copacabana was initially increased in size to prevent the sea from reaching the road. At the beach, you can worship the sun, play different games ranging from volleyball, football and many more.

Baia do Sancho

The crystal clear waters on the beach make it one of the best beaches in the world. This beach sits within the Fernando de Noronha an archipelago of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic. With a limited number of visitors on the island at any one time, you are assured of obstructed view and there is no need to worry about end-to-end sunbathers. On occasions, you can spot dolphins or turtles making their way onto the beach. The emerald waters are perfect for a quick swim of dive while the cliffs that surround it make an even spectacular spot for dolphins.

Praia de Pipa

Initially a backwater fishing village, Praia de Pipa is a popular destination for locals but has recently been discovered by international tourists. This beach has a stunning backdrop with remnants of the great Atlantic Forest thriving among the sheer, pink cliffs that soar above the sand. The majestic view of this beach keeps visitors from leaving. The beach offers numerous activities including sand-boarding, dolphin watching and many more. Those travelers who need peace can find it here and accommodation is budget-friendly.

Praia do Forno

Praia do Forno is located in the Brazilian resort of Buzios on an ocean peninsula east of Rio de Janeiro. It offers the ideal secluded escape away from the city’s busy beaches, and while it has become more popular as of late, there is still plenty of stretch for finding your perfect spot. Praia do Forno is arguably one of the best with its calm, shallow azure waters.

Ilha de Tinhare

There are a series of lovely beaches on the island of Tinhare in Cairu Municipality, Bahia. They range from small stretches of sand to larger ones with significant tourist infrastructure. Surfers will enjoy the lovely waters, as will those wanting to dive or explore the rock pools.

If you want action on land, you will find nice bars and restaurants, providing plenty to do after the sun goes down. Those looking for peace can find that as well. Accommodation fits every budget and you will be able to choose a spot where you will step straight out of your room onto the sand.

Praia de Sancho

Praia do Sancho on the tropical island of Fernando de Noronha has regularly won the vote as Brazil’s top beach. It faces west to Brazil and not out to the vast Atlantic Ocean. The rocky cliffs and green vegetation add to the picturesque setting of sand and blue waters, with access to the beach provided with ladders down the cliff, stone steps carved into the cliffs, or boat. This is a reserved area, but boats are permitted to stop for swimming because they will not damage the coral that is now so precious.

Lopes Mendes Beach

This 2-mile stretch of sand below two mountains – the 350-meter Morro dos Castelhanos to the left and 760-meter Morro do Ferreira to the right – is suitable for all, including families with small children, swimmers, and surfers. It is still a natural, largely undeveloped area, with no kiosks, restaurants or bars and certainly no nightlife. It is unlikely that that situation will change. As a result, Lopes Mendes beach is a great place to relax, especially in the shade of nearby almond trees. There are rarely any people around and any noises are entirely natural, creating a serene paradise.

Santos Beach

Santos beach is an hour away from Sao Paulo. It’s a 3.5-mile stretch of sand with a lovely garden inland of the beach which runs its whole length. Santos itself is the largest harbor in Latin America, but this does not detract from the enjoyment locals and tourists get when hanging out at the lovely beach. Santos beach attracts all ages and different kinds of travelers – families and couples, active youngsters and those who want to relax. In the unlikely scenario that it is raining, the nearby Brazilian Coffee Museum or the aquarium are just two of many things to fill your time.

Taipu de Fora

Located in the state of Bahia, Taipu de Fora is a large stretch of beach that is ideal for families. At low tides, reef pools remain filled with bright, tropical fish. The fish, sand, sea, and palms display an awesome color. The area is almost entirely untouched and this natural beauty is a must-visit for anyone touring Brazil. The beach is located off-the-beaten-path meaning that accommodation and dining are budget-friendly.


Ipanema is one classic beach. This lovely stretch of sand is often crowded, but it is a lovely setting below twin peaks, the Two Brothers, in the distance. Located at the front of one of the rich neighborhoods of Rio, with stylish restaurants, bars, and boutique shopping to enjoy after a day on the beach, there is plenty of activity on the beach itself, though you can relax and enjoy the surroundings if you wish.

Praia do Espelho

Located 15 miles from Trancoso in Bahia, Praia do Espelho is different from other Rio beaches. The lovely pools and clear blue sea add to the picture-perfect setting of this sandy beach. Divers will see coral in the reef pools and surfacing will see the backdrop of coconut palms and cliffs.

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