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Prainha, Cabo Frio
(4.6/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
As the beach you will see on numerous Arraial do Cabo postcards, Prainha is a 900 m (0.5 miles) swathe of soft, white sand, lined with kiosks, situated between lush, green hills. Find yourself an empty corner, sit back and relax. Excellent for diving, you will find the calm, bright-aquamarine waters warmer than at neighboring beaches. At the right end of the beach, a small trail leads you to Praia da Graçainha, which at just 15 m (49 ft) long, is exposed only at low tide. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Prainha by using our Cabo Frio tourist route planner.
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  • The first beach that we saw, upon arriving in Arraial do Cabo. Enough variety of kiosks on the beach and also offers kayaking. Clear sand and clear waters. Loved it!
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  • My favorite Beach in Arraial do Cabo. Beautiful, crystal clear waters, clear and soft sand, good for kids, good kiosks. Easy access.
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  • the place is beautiful, crystalline water (and very cold), smaller waves and many kiosks. In high season stays very full and space is hotly contested. The edge deserved a reform and a better cleaning (Hello Mr. President). The traffic on arrival is a bit complicated when it's full, exercise patience to find spot.
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