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Praia do Porto da Barra

Av. Sete De Setembro, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140-110, Brazil
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Great family beach!

This beach is great, and it is located right beside Santa Maria Fort (1614). It is a family beach... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
One of the best beaches in Salvador

Spent days in the sun in Praia do Porto da Barra, the beach has a great vibe with lots of local... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Thokozani M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Porto da Barra is one of the few points of land in Brazil that face west over the Atlantic Ocean (due to its unique geography near the entrance to the Bay of All Saints). Because of this, Porto da Barra Sundown Show features sunsets which are both spectacularly beautiful and endearing because of the way people (visitors and local residents alike) applaud, cheer, whistle and sing while the sun sets over the sea. Porto da Barra Sundown Show also features various styles of live music at world-famous Hot Dougie's Rendezvous on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The water at Porto da Barra Beach is quite calm and perfect for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, ad and other water sports. Even on days when other beaches in Salvador are empty, there is typically a good crowd at Porto da Barra Beach. Porto da Barra also features Portuguese forts (recently renovated as multimedia museums) dating back to the 17th century and number of good restaurants, bars, shops including used book and record stores, and a State of Bahia agency which promotes the production and sale of quality hand-made artisan products, and others.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Av. Sete De Setembro, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140-110, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is great, and it is located right beside Santa Maria Fort (1614). It is a family beach, with lots of kids, and nice people. Look for the blue and white tents that says Beto Oi. He is the owner of these tents and...More

Thank VanessaSaunders2013
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Spent days in the sun in Praia do Porto da Barra, the beach has a great vibe with lots of local food to experiment with especially the Acarajé. The beach is a walking distance from Farol da Barra and Forte da Santa Maria. You can...More

Thank Thokozani M
Reviewed 15 September 2017

As a Baiana, I have to say that is not the beach I chose to go at the weekend, as we have a large cost line. But, so sure I don't get tired of going to watch the sunset at Porto da Barra Beach. It...More

Thank LucieneSalvador
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love this beach, it's sometimes crowded in the weekends butt what do you expect from bahaians on a day off. Friendly workers on the beach and safe.

Thank Liban M
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The beach is amazing, but there are to many people around and people offering you stuff all the time, but its a must go while in salvadr!!

1  Thank stevenellice
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Best sunset and good for carnival u can't sleep there till morning , walk drink dance eat and enjoy , must go there and leave the moment

Thank Ranyhowayek
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I have a love/hate relationship with Porto da Barra. Some of my happiest moments have occurred in Porto: swimming in the calm, warm waters, spending the day on Barra beach drinking caipirinhas and watching the the gorgeous sunset, sitting in an outdoor cafe and laughing...More

1  Thank Michael A
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Really Calm Waters, Perfect for Swimming!! I really enjoyed this beach for an early morning swim or float!! Its defiantly the best beach for relaxing, well protected from waves making it the locals favorite!! Also check out the Paddleboard shop near here for the best...More

Thank Senhorpowers
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This beach is the main public space of Salvador and where you will see different social groups and ages together. Nothing about this beach is peaceful or calm, but that is not the point. This is great people watching as well as a great swim...More

Thank withpanamahaton
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The whole area of Barra is a good place to stroll across the port, the beaches and the different forts than fringes the area. A great place as well to savour local culture

Thank Ricardo B
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