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Forte Beach, Cabo Frio

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One of the top urban beaches in the country, Forte Beach features white sand, turquoise sea, and lots of water sports. The long strip of coast invites a barefoot stroll, while the steady waves urge you to go surfing or kitesurfing. A slew of convenient amenities lines the beach, including shops, restaurants, bars, banks, restrooms, and showers. Venture to the early 17th-century fort nearby, which used to protect the city from foreign invaders. Note that the water is colder compared to other Brazilian beaches. Arrange your visit to Forte Beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cabo Frio using our Cabo Frio vacation planner.
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Where to stay in Cabo Frio

The main bulk of Cabo Frio's accommodations lies between Avenida Teixeira e Souza and Praia do Forte. In this area, choose from pousadas (guesthouses), hostels, and small hotels with rooms at budget to mid-range prices. A few luxury options lie along the sand and the water here, with good views of the surrounding landscape. If you're looking to stay a little out of town, stick to the coastal roads running to the north and south. Along them, you'll find some pretty scenic little pousadas, a few hostels, and some secluded rental apartments and villas.
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  • This is a very beautiful but crowded beach in the region. Despite the high number of people the beach is well kept and is clean. You can eat all you can imagine, making it the most wide offer of food ...  more »
  • Good place for water sports, surf and kite surf when conditions allow. Crowded during January and holidays. Clean, pristine water and white sand. Great for walking bare footed as well.  more »
  • The beauty of this beach is right up there with the best, Cancun, you name it. Very clean which is not the norm for Brazilian beaches, but the water is very cold for Brazilian beaches that are also kn...  more »