Areia Preta Beach, Natal

2.8
#22 of 25 in Beaches in Natal
Named after the dark color of its sand, Areia Preta Beach is a famous urban beach (it is also known as Miami Beach). The continuous waves make it great for surfing. One of the biggest attractions is a huge sundial. Walk along the sand and enjoy good views of the sea, and rocks that form natural pools at low tide. Watch out for safety though, since the beach is located next to a favela (slum) and it is tucked in behind the high rise buildings, which is an easy access for criminals to escape into. Take a look at our Natal online itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Areia Preta Beach and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Excellent waterfront for hiking, sightseeing and even light running. With very beautiful scenery and people requesting to use is needed assistance.
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  • Stony, bustling beach. But not a lot of people. There is a sundial in its surroundings, few restaurants and the Christmas sign, where all the buggeiros and tourists stop for photos.
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  • Very beautiful beach right in front of the hotel where I stayed in Natal, it was a pity, not to be able to step on the sand, but I would like to record that despite being inside the city, I found very well frequed.
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  • A beautiful beach.
  • Amazing place!! However, you must be careful not to be robbed.
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  • Very nice, space for hiking, sea view in strategic point
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