Barra do Sahy, Sao Sebastiao

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Barra do Sahy, on Sao Paulo's North Shore, is encircled by lush rainforest, with bromeliads cascading down the trees. You can have complete privacy here thanks to jundu, low vegetation formed by grasses and shrubs. A peaceful river flows into the Atlantic Ocean at the corner of this crescent-shaped beach. You can follow it upstream and come across an expanse of mangroves. Two more pristine beaches are located close to this spot, and you can reach them by boat or kayak. Snorkel or hike up to the nearby waterfall, then grab lunch, or a bowl of ice cream, right on the sand. Put Barra do Sahy into our Sao Sebastiao vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • July 29, 2017
    The beach is beautiful, ideal for families. The strip of sand is long and the Sea well clear. The waves are quite low and is ideal for diving. From the front you can see "the Islands" and rent boats to get there. The beach has a left side and a lot of OS mangrove below to eat and drink cool. Great access.
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  • June 1, 2017
    Beach super familiar with little trade on the beach, surrounded by condominium and summer houses. In the left corner of the beach flows the river Sahy and it is from there that leave the boats toward the main island "the Islands". The beach is well-preserved and some good parts for children washed in it. The right corner of the beach is good for those who like to ride a wave. As the beach is a shape of a horseshoe, passing the surf is good to practice SUP. Beach clean, very good water.
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  • June 1, 2017
    Beautiful beach, quiet, with rivers, estuary and mangrove swamp. Great for birdwatching and appreciators of biodiversity of the Atlantic forest.
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Some of the finest hotels in Sao Sebastiao occupy colonial-era buildings, restored to their old glory and offering all the amenities modern tourists expect. Mid-range hotels remain the best choice for most travelers, providing access to outdoor pools, onsite restaurants, free parking, and complimentary Wi-Fi. To experience Brazilian wilderness and escape the crowds, explore the nearby beach communities of Camburi and Camburizinho, less than an hour's drive south of Sao Sebastiao.
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