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Ponta Negra Beach

Rua Joao Rodrigues de Oliveira, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59090-210, Brazil
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Great View and Beach

I had walked along the beach and it was very nice and the water is warm. It has a light brown sand... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Huntington Beach, California
Dirty and extremely crowded

Ponta negra's beach could be amazing but due to the citizens bad atitude it is extremely dirty. In... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cátia G
Lisbon, Portugal
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Wonderful Urban Unique Bay Beach of 4 km of fantastic sand , in North Oeste of Brazil. It´s the nearest place to Africa , from the Latin American Continent , Climate Semi - Equatorial , Temperature 21 -33 graus in the four seasons , 300 days of sun in the year , constant wind to attenuete the heat and providing comfortable thermal sensation. Natal is a city with large areas of environmental preservation, without industries, factories, ship movements, helping to make sea water extremely clean. The "Morro do Careca" in the Ponta Negra Beach is a 110 meters high Dune that have behind the natural swimming pool without waves with a pleasant temperature (28 degrees) , a paradise for family with children , people that search Life Quality , here can make Stand Up , Swim in the Sea with group , can also see constantly dolphins or turtles. High quality Lodging and Food in quantity , culture , handcraft , every kind service for the tourist. Ponta Negra is one of the best beach in the world.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Rua Joao Rodrigues de Oliveira, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59090-210, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had walked along the beach and it was very nice and the water is warm. It has a light brown sand to walk through and is nice. The sunset is just stunning and a great place to walk. My wif and I had a...More

Thank audir825
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ponta negra's beach could be amazing but due to the citizens bad atitude it is extremely dirty. In the morning, when the tyde is high, you can actually see the waves with a green foam, which for me is a signal of direct wastewater discharge...More

Thank Cátia G
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

not the sort of beaches I enjoy. wsy too many people, music, food cars and sales people. all in all not a relaxing day on the beach. wouldnt come back here.

Thank Denis S
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

its been a couple of years ago but my memories of this beach are very good. The nice people, mild sea and lively till the late hours. Real holiday stuff!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The Natal city and Ponta Negra beach combine the landscape with the architecture of city, but the streets is a very narrow and is a necessary have some restroom in beach and more cleaning

Thank Emerson C
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This beach where the sun rises has calm waters and good structure of tents. It is possible also at the tip near the hill of Careca the practice of stand up paddle and canoeing. Easy access and with several hotels in the locality.

Thank Cristiane M
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This place is hoping with action but can seem abut scary in some areas by American standards. There are some very nice posadas (small hotels) that are available. The northern part is a little quieter at night. Lots of restaurants to choose from. If your...More

Thank ShorelineGuy
Reviewed 14 September 2017

If you want enjoy Ponta Negra Beach beauties, you better go very early. So you can rent a stand up paddle board to interact with dolphins or you can just enjoy the stunning view. It's an unforgettable experience! And if you are hungry, you can...More

Thank NeliTerra
CocoBeachApart, Proprietário at Ponta Negra Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Also little and big turtles , sometimes Peixe Boi , Monkey and many kinds of birds in the Mata Atlantica of Morro do Careca , Don t understand the four stars , for the Restaurants?

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Ponta Negra is a nice beach close to the city. Need to realize this is urban, so don't expect it to be like Pipa. Some told me I would not like it as much as Pipa. Well, can't really compare both places. Pipa is secluded,...More

1  Thank Jane H
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We went in August and beach was calm without many people. A little windy with waves. It is not paradisiac but quite good as an urban beach

Thank vascocps
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