The 10 most beautiful beaches in Brazil


Fine sand under coconut palms by the sapphire blue sea can be found along almost the entire coast of Brazil. However, if you are planning a beach holiday in Brazil, you should definitely know about the 10 most beautiful beaches in Brazil.

When you think of bathing and beaches in Brazil, Copacabana is probably the first thing that comes to mind. The world-famous beach in Rio de Janeiro is indeed one of the most beautiful on the entire Brazilian coast, but there are numerous other beaches that are at least as beautiful.


Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro

The Ipanema district in the south of the city, with its famous beach, is the most expensive place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - © Aleksandar Todorovic / Shutterstock
© Aleksandar Todorovic / Shutterstock

The Ipanema district is the most expensive residential area in all of Rio de Janeiro. No wonder, then, that one of the most beautiful beaches in the city is also located here, which, by the way, has already been named the "Sexiest Beach in the World". Right next to the famous Copacabana, curves and muscles are displayed more freely at the foot of the "Two Brothers" than anywhere else.

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Beaches of the Linha Verde

The Linha Verde on the east coast of Brazil leads visitors along numerous dream beaches from one idyllic fishing village to the next - © FRASHO / franks-travelbox
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Picking out one beach in the Linha Verde as the most beautiful is almost impossible. Along the paradisiacal coastal road between Praia do Forte in Bahia and Mangue Seco in Sergipe lie 150km of dream beaches, interrupted by dunes, lagoons and river courses. Cosy fishing villages like Imbassaí, Itarírí or Sítío do Conde provide food and accommodation on Brazil's breathtaking coast.

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Praia da Itapuã in Salvador da Bahia

Praia da Itapuã is considered by many travelers as the most beautiful beach in Salvador - © FRASHO / franks-travelbox
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Salvador da Bahia has numerous city beaches, but Praia da Itapuã is one of the most worth seeing. Real life pulsates on the fine sandy coast with the picturesque lighthouse. Brazil's. In the beach huts, sipping caiprinha, you meet mainly locals with the typical light-heartedness of Bahia.

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Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro

The world famous 4km long sandy beach Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - © csokil1 / Fotolia
© csokil1 / Fotolia

Of course, Copacabana cannot be left off the list of Brazil's most beautiful beaches. The 4km long sandy beach in the heart of Rio de Janeiro is not only perfect for swimming holidays and water sports, but also THE social meeting place for young and old.


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Praia da Pipa near Natal

The beaches near Pipa in Brazil are among the most beautiful in all of Brazil - © Eric Gevaert / Shutterstock
© Eric Gevaert / Shutterstock

Around 90km south of Natal lies the former fishing village of Pipa, which is now one of Brazil's most popular holiday resorts. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, its paradisiacal sandy beach with orange-red cliffs is in high season from January to December.

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Praia Flamengo in Salvador da Bahia

The small village behind Praia Flamengo is called Stella Maris, "Starfish," and is one of the upscale residential areas on Bahia's coast, Brazil - © FRASHO / franks-travelbox
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Praia Flamengo is located on the breathtaking coastal road Estrada de Côco, which leads from Salvador to Praia do Forte. It is right next to Praia da Itapuã, which it rivals in terms of paradisiacal holiday idyll. But beware, swimming here can be dangerous! At high tide, it is safer to walk along the beach and relax in the cosy barracas.

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Praia Itacimirim in Bahia

Praia Itacimirim attracts visitors all year round with its dreamlike picture-book setting, tranquil ambience and fantastic bathing conditions, Brazil - © FRASHO / franks-travelbox
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Praia Itacimirim is the crowning glory of the breathtaking Estrada de Coco coastal road in Bahia. The warm sea with gentle waves and lagoons as natural swimming pools make the beach ideal for a swimming holiday with children. And best of all, due to its relatively secluded location 6km off Praia do Forte, the beach is never crowded.

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Praia do Saco, Sergipe

With hotels, excellent restaurants and dunes for buggy tours, Praia do Saco offers everything a vacationer's heart desires against the gorgeous backdrop of Brazil's east coast - © FRASHO / franks-travelbox
© FRASHO / franks-travelbox

The mangrove-lined Praia do Saco can be described as the opposite of Copacabana. Little known as a holiday beach, the 5km long sandy beach in the very south of Sergipe is mainly populated by locals and is almost deserted in the low season and during the week.


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Boa Viagem Beach in Recife

Boa Viagem beach is located in the south of the eponymous district of Recife, the capital of the Brazilian province of Pernambuco - © ostill / Shutterstock
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Located 6km from the city centre, Boa Viagem is considered Recife's house beach. The 7km long sandy beach invites you to stroll and surf. Unfortunately, the water is often not clean enough for swimming, but at low tide you can walk out to Recife's namesake reef - and even after sunset thanks to floodlights!

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Praia Ponta Negra in Manaus

The river beach Praia Ponta Negra is located on the Rio Negro 13km from Manaus and is one of the most popular attractions in the city, Brazil - © casadaphoto / Shutterstock
© casadaphoto / Shutterstock

It doesn't always have to be the sea! In the heart of the Amazon rainforest near Manaus lies the fine-sand Praia Ponta Negra, a magnificent freshwater beach on the banks of the mighty Rio Negro. Young and old meet here for swimming, sunbathing, water sports and romantic beach walks at the clear water in front of a breathtaking scenic backdrop. At night, the numerous dance cafés, bars and nightclubs at Praia Ponta Negra come to life.

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