Ponta Negra Beach, Natal

4.2
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Ponta Negra Beach, a lively beach dotted by numerous convenient tourist facilities, has long been a beloved hang-out spot for both locals and passing visitors. The sand is lined with huts, locally called "barracas," selling food and drinks to beachgoers throughout the day, with several staying open late into the night. You can swim, dive, and snorkel in these calm waters, or spend the day browsing the many nearby shops, bars, clubs, and restaurants. Located at the extreme southern end of the beach is the famous Morro do Careca (Bald Hill), a large dune and an iconic landmark of the city. To the north of the beach is the Via Costeira (Coastal Way), a long road connecting this site with several other popular beaches along the coast. Put Ponta Negra Beach at the forefront of your travel plans using our Natal day trip planning app.
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  • Spent 10 days in front of this beach.. with Gorgeous view and Beautiful walking every morning.. large and very clean sand and warm water of this part of Atlantic Ocean. The surfer paradise along of...  more »
  • My husband and I enjoyed a lot. I'm not crazy for beaches but to get away from the cold weather and eat lots of extremely affordable lobsters and shrimps, it was heaven. Nice beach with sidewalks and....  more »
  • We will comeback again. Eventually it was more easy for us as portuguese speaking. A lot of salesmen at the beach but they are not troublesome normally. Rgds Kjell  more »
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  • Bealtiful place but need to care.
  • Nice!
  • This beach is nice, right in Natal. 45 Minutes south is Pipa, where the beaches tend to be cleaner. However, there are some nice hotels, bed and breakfasts and resorts in Natal that look quite nice. This beach was very fun and busy, excellent beach side service, most beach side vendors will go out of their way to bring whatever you want, for a price of course, though reasonable in the end.
  • Beautiful beach
  • Great place for kids. Espetinho do Marinheiro the best shrimp kabobs you ever tasted.

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