The coast of Bahia is full of beautiful stretches of sand that are among the most beautiful in the world. Check out our tips on the must-see beaches in Bahia

Do you want to know which are the unmissable beaches to visit in Bahia? From north to south, the Bahia coast guards paradisiacal scenarios that enchant and are among the most beautiful in the world. That's why we've put together this selection of beautiful beaches that can't be left out of your vacation itinerary.

Trancoso, Caraíva, Arraial D'Ajuda, Morro de São Paulo, Itacaré, Ilha de Boipeba and Imbassaí are some of the places that have portions of beautiful sand, surrounded by preserved forest, cliffs and coconut trees. There are options for those looking for more popular beaches, as well as hidden paradises, perfect for those looking for tranquility to enjoy the sea.

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Check out these unmissable beaches on the coast of Bahia

Whether traveling as a family, as a couple or with friends, the beaches on the coast of Bahia appeal to all types of tourists. 

Bainema (Boipeba Island)

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Practically deserted, Bainema beach is one of the most beautiful on the island of Boipeba. It has a strip of flat sand, is surrounded by coconut trees and bathed by crystal clear waters. At low tide, it reveals several natural pools.

Cueira Beach (Boipeba Island)

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Also located in paradise Boipeba Island, Cueira beach is one of the best for those who want to bathe in the sea. It is bathed by calm, crystalline waters on its right corner, and there are only a few rocks on its sides.

Moreré (Boipeba Island)

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Considered one of the most beautiful on the island of Boipeba, Moreré beach is quiet. In addition, it has natural pools with crystalline and warm waters, perfect for diving among corals and many fish.  

Ponta de Castelhanos (Boipeba Island)

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Like the other beaches on Ilha de Boipeba, Ponta de Castelhanos is quiet and, during low tide, fills with natural pools. In fact, this beach is completely transformed with the movement of the tides: the sea goes back up to a kilometer.

Corumbau Beach (Ponta do Corumbau)

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Due to the difficult access, Corumbau beach is one of the most preserved in Bahia. It has a long strip of sand that enters the sea during low tide and forms a trail that leads to the paradisiacal place. It is perfect for those who want exclusivity and privacy.

Satu Beach (Caraiva)

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To get to Satu beach, you have to cross a river by boat and walk along the sand strip for about an hour. The difficulty in access guarantees the almost untouched view of the beautiful beach, where there is only one tent, in addition to the coconut trees and the sea.

Ponta de Itaquena (Trancoso)

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Surrounded by native forest, with an extensive strip of white sand and a sea of crystalline waters in shades of green. This is Ponta de Itaquena, an area of permanent preservation due to the spawning of sea turtles.

Espelho Beach (Trancoso)

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Espelho beach is peaceful, wild and paradisiacal. Located between the famous Trancoso and Caraíva, it has colorful cliffs and a sea of crystalline waters, ranging from blue to green. It is a beautiful place and little explored by tourism.

Barra River (Trancoso)

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Rio da Barra is one of the most isolated beaches in Trancoso. It is surrounded by colorful cliffs, ranging from beige to red, and has a long, clear strip of sand. To top it off, the sea is calm and forms natural pools at low tide.

Santo Andre Beach (Santo André)

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Located in an area of environmental protection, Santo André beach has clear and soft sands. The sea, in turn, has dark waters, protected by a large barrier reef, so it is very calm.

Prainha (Itacare)

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One of the most coveted Itacare, Prainha has difficult access and almost desert scenery. Surrounded by Atlantic Forest, the beach is wild, without any construction. The sea is rough, great for surfing.

Itacarezinho (Itacare)

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With more than 3 kilometers, the beach of Itacarezinho has a long strip of sand, surrounded by coconut trees. It is an ideal place for those looking for tranquility. Furthermore, at its right end, the Tijuípe River meets the beach.

Havaizinho (Itacare)

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Accessible through the Quatro Praias Trail, Havaizinho is perfect for those who just want to enjoy nature. There are no buildings there, just a strip of sand bathed by a calm sea, with few waves. 

Jeribucaçu (Itacare)

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Jeribucaçu beach is one of the most beautiful in Itacaré. Its paradisiacal look conquers all who visit it. Surrounded by rocks and virgin forest, the beach is crossed by a river, great for those who like to bathe in fresh water.

Engenhoca (Itacare)

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A stronghold for surfers in Itacaré, Engenhoca beach has rough seas and a beautiful stretch of sand, surrounded by coconut trees and mountains. To top it off, there is a river that flows there. To get to Engenhoca, you have to go through the Quatro Praias Trail.

Taperapuã (Porto Seguro)

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The most popular beach in Porto Seguro, Taperapuã beach is home to the most famous tents in the region: Tôa Tôa, Axé Moi and Barramares. In addition, the beach has an extensive strip of sand and the sea is extremely blue.

Taípe Beach (Arraial d'Ajuda)

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Those looking for tranquility to enjoy the sea will find the ideal place on the beach of Taípe, in Arraial D'Ajuda. The beach is bathed by a calm blue sea. And, being practically deserted, it is well preserved. 

Imbassai Beach (Imbassai)

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With a rustic look, Imbassaí beach is surrounded by coconut trees and large dunes. In addition, there is a river that flows into the sea, great for bathing and for the practice of stand-up paddle. It is just 10 kilometers from Praia do Forte.

Costa do Sauipe Beach (Costa do Sauipe)

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Costa do Sauípe beach is one of the most beautiful and famous on the Bahian coast. Surrounded by coconut trees and bathed by an extremely blue sea, it is located in Mata de São João. There are luxurious hotel complexes that offer complete structures.

Praia do Forte (Mata de Sao Joao)

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Like Costa do Sauípe, Praia do Forte is another beautiful and famous stretch of sand in Mata de São João. There the sea is calm, great for bathing. In addition, the beach is surrounded by coconut trees, which make it even more pleasant, perfect for spending the day.

Massarandupió

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Located in the city of Entre Rios, Massarandupió is one of the last beaches on the coast of Bahia. It has calm and crystalline waters, beautiful dunes and a small river that flows into the sea. In a reserved area, Massarandupió has an environment for the practice of naturism.

Arembepe Beach (Arembepe)

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Arembepe beach is in the city of Camaçari. It is famous for its natural pools, which form at low tide. With an extremely calm sea, it is a great option for those traveling with children. 

Guarajuba Beach (Camaçari)

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Warm waters, a strip of white sand surrounded by coconut trees and a rustic look make Guarajuba beach one of the best in the city of Camaçari. In addition to the natural beauties, it has excellent tourist infrastructure.

First and Second Beach (Morro de São Paulo)

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The First and Second Beaches of Morro de São Paulo are joined together, so they are frequented simultaneously. The First is smaller, while the Second is longer. They are great places to practice water sports, as well as being beautiful.

Fourth Beach (Morro de Sao Paulo)

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The Quarta Beach of Morro de São Paulo is about 4 kilometers long. Surrounded by coconut trees, the place is beautiful and, during low tide, it fills with natural pools, great for diving. 

Gamboa Beach (Morro de Sao Paulo)

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Neighboring Morro de São Paulo, Gamboa beach is also located on Tinharé Island. With imposing cliffs and a strip of white sand, the beach is bathed by extremely blue waters. Quiet, it is a great option for those looking for peace.

Garapuá (Morro de Sao Paulo)

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A large cove with crystal blue waters, the beautiful and peaceful beach of Garapuá is just after Quinta Praia do Morro de São Paulo. Located on Tinharé Island, this beach has calm seas and is great for diving.

Barra Grande (Marau Peninsula)

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The village of Barra Grande, on the Maraú Peninsula, has incredible beaches. Extensive coconut groves, deserted sand strips and natural pools are some of the beauties there. In addition, the peninsula has one side facing the ocean and the other facing Camamu Bay.

Port of Barra (Salvador)

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Small and narrow, Porto da Barra beach has clear sand and is bathed by calm and extremely blue waters. It is located between Forte Santa Maria and Forte São Diogo and, in the summer, it is usually very crowded. 

Farol da Barra Beach (Salvador)

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The beach next to Farol da Barra, in Salvador, is a beautiful strip of urban sand. Its waters are calm and, during low tide, are full of natural pools. However, it is always full and is frequented mainly by families. 

Buracão Beach (Salvador)

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Less frequented than other urban beaches in Salvador, Buracão beach is hidden in the Rio Vermelho neighborhood. However, it has rough seas that require attention from bathers. The view is very beautiful, since it is a preserved beach.

Flamengo Beach (Salvador)

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Further away from the center of Salvador, Flamengo beach is very calm and perfect for those who want to relax. Its shore is surrounded by coconut trees and there are no tents. The strip of sand is extensive and the beach receives a super nice breeze from the sea.

Stella Maris Beach (Salvador)

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Stella Maris beach has a long stretch of sand and strong waves. At low tide, as on other beaches, natural pools are formed that are great for swimming. It is ideal for those who want to escape the crowded beaches of downtown Salvador. 

Itapuã beach

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Famous beach in Salvador, Itapuã is beautiful and preserved, because it is a spawning point for sea turtles. With a smaller strip of sand than neighboring Flamengo and Stella Maris, the beach has several rocks where natural pools are formed.

Ponta da Areia (Itaparica)

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The quiet climate of Ponta de Areia, in Itaparica, makes this beach very popular with tourists who go to the coast of Bahia. It is surrounded by large coconut trees, has a strip of white sand and calm sea, with transparent waters.

Friars Island

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Ilha dos Frades has beautiful beaches, with crystalline and calm waters, framed by preserved Atlantic Forest. In addition, it has more than 100 trails among preserved vegetation, ideal for those who enjoy ecotourism and adventure tourism.

With these 36 options of unmissable beaches to discover in Bahia, it is even easy to choose where to spend your next vacation. From north to south, the Bahian coast is truly an incredible place to visit. 

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