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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  • August 15, 2017
    Praia do Forte is the primary because of Cabo Frio, in addition to beautiful, has an edge well looked after and serviced by numerous bars and restaurants.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Perfect sea, with calm waves, white sand, plenty of room to play, ice water but nice, transparent water.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Very nice beach, the sea is a beautiful, big blue strip of sand. A pretty promenade, good structure, beautiful images. Several buildings on the waterfront. We love the beach, great for kids.
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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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