Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha

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Unwind at Baia do Sancho, a secluded beach and bay on UNESCO-protected Fernando de Noronha Island. Repeatedly voted the world's best beach, this stretch of sand lies nestled in a sheltered cove with crystal-clear emerald waters. Rocky slabs in the central part of the water support a diversity of marine life and provide excellent snorkeling opportunities. Observe sea turtles and corals, and enjoy swimming without damaging the wildlife. Accessible by boat or via a narrow staircase down the cliffs, the beach is home to native plants and birds. From February to June, rainwater forms two waterfalls spouting from the clifftop. Arrange your visit to Baia do Sancho and discover more family-friendly attractions in Fernando de Noronha using our Fernando de Noronha trip builder.
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  • Postcard of Noronha. Views over the spectacular cliffs. Directions to reach the beaches very peculiar, with stairs between the rocks. Very different!
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  • It's not the aunt that Sancho has received the title of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the place is amazing! To access by land, you necessarily have to buy the ticket of the National Park. Can you go without having a rental car/buggy, you go from cab to the input of entrance area (where presents the membership card/ticket) or take the bus, get down at the edge of the highway, and then walks around 1 mile on dirt road to the entrance area. After check in, walk over a good distance for a catwalk suspended until you reach the area where you can see the beach from above. There, you should go down two stairs, the first within a crack (claustrophobic! do not recommend for very young children, the elderly and other people with difficulty of locomotion) and then down some stone steps. Take food and water, because there's nothing there. They say that July to November the water is very still, a swimming pool, but I went in March and the waves were quite big and the sea "pulling" too! I also made the boat ride in which there was a stop at the site for scuba diving (in the middle of the Bay) and thanks a lot! The location was quiet and excellent visibility (many beautiful fish!). Be sure to take mask, snorkel and collect. Not to be missed!
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  • Difficult to access especially for children and the elderly. There are beautiful beaches in Noronha despite being very beautiful!
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