Barra Beach, Rio de Janeiro

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Beach Nature / Park
With over 15 km (9 miles) of white sand met by clear, blue-green ocean, Barra Beach is the largest beach in Rio de Janeiro, and the farther along it you go, the more deserted it becomes. The agitated waters attract surfers, windsurfers, body boarders, kite surfers, and fishing enthusiasts, and there is a high energy about the busier stretch, where you will see young people playing beach volleyball and soccer. In need of refreshment, you should visit Pepe, named in honor of the late champion hang-glider and regular of Barra Beach, where you will find great sandwiches and fresh natural juices. The quieter sweep of beach provides you with a tranquil paradise, and while it may not have many facilities, nor does it have any crowds. Using our international travel planner, Rio de Janeiro attractions like Barra Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Not famous like Ipanema or Copacabana but Barra Beach so much nicer in many ways. Quieter, cleaner and so much safer. Lots of little beach bars for snacks and drinks.  more »
  • A little away from the other beaches but still very clean,a nd much more quiet. the water is never cold and there are nice little beach shacks and cocktail bars up and down, very cheap to get a good s...  more »
  • We loved our time in Barra Beach. Near MK 4 there is a sandbar perfect for kids to swim and play with less waves (but you can still walk out to the waves for fun). Also a more up-scale beach side cafe...  more »