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Address: | Grumari, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Prainha Beach is a secluded half-moon-shaped beach, bordered on each side...

Prainha Beach is a secluded half-moon-shaped beach, bordered on each side by rocks and high cliffs. It is one of the best surfing spots in Rio, and may be reached by car or by the orange "surf bus" that passes through Copacabana and Ipanema.

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Beautiful semi-deserted beach in the outskirts of Rio

A bit far from downtown or other famous beaches such as Ipanema or Copacabana. This beach is ideal for surfing and for people who love nature. There are a few local bars which... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Joinville, SC
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A bit far from downtown or other famous beaches such as Ipanema or Copacabana. This beach is ideal for surfing and for people who love nature. There are a few local bars which provide some food and drinks. Beware of strong currents, it's a high surf area.

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Riga, Latvia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach is nice, hot and sandy. The hill separate it from Ipanema beach. The beach is smaller than Ipanema and Copacabana, not so crowdy, more silent. Liked everything, no dislikes. People there is very nice.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we came by here but we were unable to enjoy this beach as parking is very limited so you need to come here very early if you want to have a change to visit. there is no public transportation here.

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Niteroi, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A Paradise just 40min. from Copacabana Beach and one of the best beach for surfing in a Natural Park.

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New York
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

For surfers, this is definitely the best beach of Rio, with good waves all year round, except in January, at the height of summer. It is a conservation area, with no buildings around you, only the White Rock Mountains, which make it specially beautiful in a quiet day, but there may be too many cars, particularly in the weekends.

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This beach is pretty quiet and you feel like your not in a big city anymore. They sell beer and Coco-water and the water it very nice! Its a bit far from rio centro but if you take a bus from Rio to Barra da Tijuca and then a bus from Barra or an Uber its pretty easy to get... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Sorry, travellers but to my taste, i can´t call Rio de Janeiro beautiful city. So if you arrived here with your couple and you want make a romantic date with your crush, just go here. Ocean and sunset on these rocks is attractactive spot for many lovers.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

It's a beach is quiter, due to the distance, they are for those who seek peace and tranquility and a closer proximity to nature, Prainha is a Surfer's favorite.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Take a car, drive from Copacabana or Ipanema beach, all way along the shore, looking beyond the horizon sea, listening bossa nova music and you feel the spirit of being Carioca native. Leblon, São Conrado, Barra, Praia da Macumba and you reach there, Prainha Beach. Don not forget to listenig also Tim Maia singing "do Leme ao Pontal". Do not... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

It can become very busy on weekends with lots of surfers, but during the week its a remote jem, beautiful beach

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