Areia Preta beach, Natal

(1.3/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
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. See Areia Preta beach and all Natal has to offer by arranging your trip with our Natal vacation route planner.
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  • We just went through to get a monument made with a VW Beetle and is also there which is another sign of Christmas, but says that the beach is not very good for bathing, so tourists only go there to take pictures even
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  • Christmas central Beach, with sea polluted and unfit for bathing. Is also in a region not very safe.
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  • I was in an apartment that is facing the beach of black sand, there's no beach huts and a sewer that leaves a bad smell terrible for those who walk in the sand.
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