See some of the most beautiful Brazilian beaches to visit and plan your next trip

THE Brazil is in the ranking of the countries that receive the most visitors in search of destinations that lavish nature. A large part of this public is attracted by the charming beaches spread across our coast.

There are countless options for bathing for different profiles: beaches with calm waters and natural pools for families, children and groups of friends, more isolated beaches with totally paradisiacal scenarios for the more adventurous, busier beaches for fans of the surf or beaches with cliffs, dunes and coconut trees perfect to start the day relaxing with a walk.

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For those who want a little more privacy or want to party, options abound along the immense Brazilian coast. Do you want to know some of the most beautiful Brazilian beaches? Check out 36 enchanting beaches that are worth any trip and explore the beauty of our coastline.

Praia do Rosa, Imbituba – SC


A popular spot for surfing and nautical sports enthusiasts, Praia do Rosa was once a hippie stronghold in the early 70s and today has a bar with inns, bars and restaurants. Those who visit the attraction also have the option of exploring the natural pools, hiking, horseback riding and for the bravest there are some agencies that offer parachute jumping.

Photo: via Flickr – Caminhosdosertao

Praia da Guarda do Embaú, Palhoça – SC


Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the country, Guarda do Embaú is very close to the capital of SC, Florianópolis in the municipality of Palhoça. The beach is located in a small village and is accessed by the Rio Madre, swimming or canoeing. If you like to walk, be sure to check out the view of Pedra do Urubu, which has a panoramic view of the entire region.

Photo: Rennan Mager

Lagoinha do Leste Beach, Florianópolis – SC


The beach is in a completely isolated part of the island of Florianópolis, the beach is approximately 1,200 meters long with wild scenery. To get there, the adventurer can choose two trails; the first through Praia do Pântano do Sul, with a length of 2,400 meters, lasting about 1h15, or by Matadeiro, with a length of 4,300 meters, lasting about 3 hours and an unmissable view of the coast.

Photo: Pedro Ripoll

Estaleiro Beach, Porto Belo – SC


Famous for the excellent visibility of its waters, Praia do Estaleiro receives many diving enthusiasts and is an excellent alternative for those looking for a quieter place and away from the normal movement of more popular beaches.

Photo: Crazy for Travel

Lagoinha Beach, Bombinhas – SC


With practically no waves and a very clear sea, Praia da Lagoinha is highly recommended for diving and snorkeling. When you're there, be sure to enjoy the natural pools scattered among the rocks by the sea.

Photo: Bruno Costa

Maresias, São Sebastião – SP


Praia de Maresias is one of the most popular spots on the north coast of São Paulo. The place is known for being the scene of different surfing championships because of its sea of strong waves.

Photo: Luma Spigolon

Itamambuca, Ubatuba – SP


Another famous spot for hosting major national surfing competitions. Itamambuca Beach is crossed by the river that bears the same name, offering salt and fresh water baths. Those who decided to visit this little piece of Ubatuba can stay in the options of inns, campsites and even an ecoresort present on site.

Photo: Giovani Cordioli

Praia do Cedro, Ubatuba – SP


With difficult access to Praia do Cedro is one of the quietest and least visited in Ubatuba, the scenery stands out as one of the most beautiful on the coast of São Paulo and is located at the end of a peninsula surrounded by thick vegetation and waters with impressive tones.

Photo: Fabio Schettini

Castelhanos Beach, Ilhabela – SP


To get to the wonderful Praia de Castelhanos, you have to follow a 22 km road that “cuts” Ilhabela from West to East in 4×4 cars. The reward is a paradise beach without much human contact. Those who have the energy can check out a viewpoint that can be reached by a small trail in the corner of the beach and see the famous heart-shaped postcard of the bay.

Photo: Luis Daniel Molinari

Praia das Pontal do Atalaia, Arraial do Cabo – RJ


Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia are located in Arraial do Cabo, a municipality that has some of the best beaches in Brazil. The attraction is in front of Ilha do Farol and is surrounded by Pontal do Atalaia, a peninsula that guarantees several viewpoints that allow great clicks of the attraction.

Photo: Amanda Costa

Caxadaço Beach, Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis – RJ


With only 15 meters in length, the charming Praia do Cachadaço is protected by an immense wall of rocks that meet the sea.

Photo: Bruno Rodrigues

Praia do Aventureiro, Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis – RJ


This is the most talked about beach on Ilha Grande, many tourists who visit the other side of the island claim to say that this is the most paradisiacal attraction. The beach does not have much structure and is located in a modest fishing village.

Photo: Henrique Franco

Cueira Beach, Boipeba Island – BA


Deserted and extensive, Praia da Cueira can be considered a natural sanctuary. Its crystalline waters accompany rows of coconut trees as far as the eye can see.

Photo: Ian Duffield

Jeribucaçu Beach, Itacaré – BA


With a 40-minute trail access, Jeribucaçu Beach is one of the most isolated in Itacaré. It has white sand surrounded by coconut trees and strong waves, great for surfing.

Photo: Leandro Macedo Gonçalves

Praia do Forte, Mata de São João – BA


One of the most popular spots in Praia do Forte is Praia do Papa Gente, with its shallow pools that allow for delicious dips to contemplate schools of colorful fish.

Photo: Amanda Vivian

Espelho Beach, Trancoso – BA


Hidden between the villages of Trancoso and Caraíva, Praia do Espelho is one of the most desired destinations on the southern coast of Bahia.

PHOTO: Sec Tur Porto Seguro

Patacho Beach, Porto de Pedras – AL


Framed by an extensive strip of coconut trees that follow the coast of intensely blue waters, Praia do Patacho is one of those strongholds that you imagine so much when planning a vacation to a destination in the northeast, peace and rusticity.

Photo: Sec. Tour alagoas

Antunes Beach, Maragogi – AL


Praia de Antunes stands out from the other beaches in the municipality of Maragogi due to the scenario that recalls Caribbean landscapes: coconut trees that go towards the sea, extremely blue, calm and refreshing waters.

Photo: Almerindo Lana

Gunga Beach, Barra de São Miguel – AL


The beach is close to the capital Maceió and is one of the most beautiful postcards in the state. An immense peninsula of white sand and dotted with coconut trees comes towards the sea, forming a gigantic bay on one side with incredibly calm waters. Following the opposite side, tourists can take a walk or rent a buggy and discover the colorful cliffs of Gunga.

Photo: Luiz Felipe Sahad

Carneiros Beach, Tamandaré – PE


The attraction is highly recommended for anyone visiting the state of Pernambuco. Praia dos Carneiros has its wild/paradisiacal charm, standing out among the most beautiful in Brazil. The highlight is the small São Benedito Chapel built in front of the sea.

Photo: Sec Tur Pernambuco

Sancho Bay, Fernando de Noronha – PE


Elected twice in a row as the most beautiful beach in the world, Baía do Sancho is a true natural aquarium, due to such transparency and biodiversity. Surrounded by an immense cliff, access is made by a steep staircase mounted in the middle of a crevice. Another option is to arrive with the boat trips offered throughout the archipelago.

Photo: Pedro Martins

Maracaípe, Ipojuca – PE


Neighboring the trendy Praia de Porto de Galinhas, Maracaípe beach welcomes the quietest tourists looking for a secluded spot in the midst of perfect beaches. The beach has strong waves and hosts numerous surf festivals.

Photo: Sec Tur Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca – PE


The trendy village of Porto de Galinhas is just 50km from Recife and is famous for the strip of coral reefs that form natural pools along the coast.

Photo: Sec Tur Porto de Galinhas

Santo Aleixo Island, Sirinhaém – PE


Located in front of the peaceful coastline of Sirinhaém, Ilha de Santo Aleixo is a volcanic island of approximately 36 hectares with beaches with crystal clear waters that have a simple infrastructure with some tourist services, such as chairs, tents, snacks and chilled drinks.

Photo: Marcio Dumel

Coqueirinho Beach, Conde – PB


With scenarios composed of multicolored cliffs and coconut trees, the charming beach is one of the attractions of Costa do Conde, which passes through the most beautiful beaches on the south coast of Paraíba.

Photo: Cacio Murilo

Tabatinga Beach, Conde – PB


The green sea calls for a delicious bath in waters with an average temperature above 20ºC. The beach has beautiful cliffs and imposing viewpoints.

Photo: Erick Feitosa

Dolphin Bay, Tibau do Sul – RN


The beach has a horseshoe shape and that is why it is called a bay, with calm and warm waters. The place is home to spinner dolphins and it is possible to see the animal frequently exhibiting itself along the coast.

photo: john henry

Genipabu Beach, Extremoz – RN


A classic tour for anyone visiting Natal, the beach is surrounded by gigantic dunes that form one of the postcards of Rio Grande do Norte. Buggy rides are also very popular, and are often an adventure on their own. The place has good infrastructure, with bars and kiosks that serve great traditional snacks from the region.

Photo: Fred Ferreira

Maracajaú Beach, Maxaranguape – RN


The great attraction of Maracajaú Beach are the parrachos, or natural pools. Distant 7 km from the coast, these incredible pools are perfect for swimming with the whole family! Pay attention to the boards when visiting Maracajaú, it is only possible to visit the attraction during low tide.

Photo: Sec Tur RN

Jericoacoara Beach, Jijoca de Jericoacoara – CE


Ranked on a list of the most beautiful in the world, the beach in the village of Jericoacoara is framed by the famous Duna do Pôr do Sol, over 30 meters high. the charm of the day due to the extremely clear waters and the small colorful rafts scattered along the coast.

Photo: Gustavo Albano

Canoa Quebrada, Aracati – CE


Located 12 km from the municipality of Aracati, since the 70s Canoa Quebrada is one of the most famous and popular beaches in Ceará.

Photo: Jose Luiz Minatel

Barra Grande, Cajueiro da Praia – PI


Little explored by mass tourism, the friendly beach is sought after by those seeking tranquility in a paradise with little movement.

Photo: BGK Inn

Caburé Beach, Barreirinhas – MA


The beach is actually a gigantic peninsula of sand that divides the waters of the Maranhão coast with the Preguiça River in the municipality of Barreirinhas.

Photo: Sec Tur Maranhão

Ilha do Amor, Alter do Chão – PA


Located in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, Ilha do Amor is opposite the village of Alter do Chão, in the municipality of Santarém. The island appears in the low season of the Tapajós River, forming unbelievable scenarios with freshwater beaches, lakes and streams.

Photo: Marcos Casiano

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