Visit the most amazing beaches in Brazil! Brazil sits right on the Atlantic Ocean, with golden beaches and access to some of the most beautiful coastlines in the continent. In Brazil, you can choose to work on your tan on the beach for hours or explore the surrounding trails and hills, and you’ll end up with a golden tan either way.
You won’t have to go far to find stunning beaches either, Rio de Janeiro has two right in town. And while there are many other sandy stretches worth visiting, you can’t go wrong with this list of amazing beaches in Brazil. Take a look at all of the beaches in Brazil by visiting our Pinterest site here.
If you’re looking for a quiet, secluded getaway where you can enjoy the soft sands on your own, this isn’t it. This is a beach for people watching, water sports including surfing, and entertainment. The boardwalk offers a number of cafés, restaurants, hotels, and even two historical forts, one of which houses a military museum. Crescent-shaped Copacabana is just over four kilometers long and always busy. Even families will enjoy this beach. Visit our Amazing Luxury Hotels in Rio de Janeiro Brazil guide and plan your Copacabana Beach vacation.
Lopes Mendes Beach
Often voted one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, Lopes Mendes is a 2 mile stretch of white, fine sand that is fringed with wild vegetation and forests. The shallow crystal clear water is ideal for bathing and the waves further out make a perfect spot for surfers. To get there, take a boat from Abraão, the main town on the island, to Pouso. From there, it’s a 20-minute jungle trek before arriving on the gorgeous shores of Lopes Mendes. Click here to visit our Best Ilha Grande Brazil Hotels Guide.
This 2-mile stretch of sand boasts gorgeous mountain views, beautiful Brazilians and cobalt waters. While sunbathing, you’ll observe wildly entertaining games of futevolei (the Brazilian version of volleyball without hands) and smell fresh shrimp grilling nearby on skewers. You’ll find workout stations, volleyball courts, and soccer fields here as well. Visit our Top 10 Luxury Ipanema Brazil Hotels guide here.
The eastern portion is a popular area for families. On the west side of the beach the waves are tall and turbulent. The central portion of the beach also has very strong waves but they are not as bad as the west side. Lifeguards are posted on the west side and central portion of the beach. The sand is groomed daily. Umbrellas are available for use along the center of the beach. Visit beautiful Buzios! Start planning your vacation and visit our Best Hotels in Armacao dos Buzios guide here.
Watersports are popular here and the same relentless winds that pile the sand into dunes makes for good windsurfing and kite-surfing. The sea is generally pretty calm and shallow, and there are Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boards available for hire. Fine the Best Luxury Jericoacoara Brazil Hotels by clicking here.
This picturesque beach is located on the coast of Santa Catarina in the southern part of Florianopolis. The beach is a beautiful place even with the pretty big waves making it difficult for swimming. In windless weather there’re plenty of people on the beach. There are not many parking spaces, so for those who want to relax on the sandy and clean shore, it’s better to arrive to the beach early. Head to our Luxury Accommodations in Florianopolis Brazil guide for vacation planning.
Praia do Amor
The Beach of Love is so-called because of the heart shape that the natural swimming pools form at low tide. You can reach it along the shore at low tide, or by walking out of town when the tide is high. Station yourself on a sun bed and watch the surfers cutting across the bay and people playing volleyball and bat-and-ball on the sand. Find the The 10 Best Hotels In Praia de Pipa and start your vacation planning today.
Praia do Rosa
The beach of Praia do Rosa stretches for a couple kilometers and, when the tide is out, provides a huge strip of soft, white sand near the dunes, and packed sand where the tide rolls in and out, perfect for playing beach sports. The large bay ensures there is rarely a rip, or dangerous current, and the gorgeous, blue waters and refreshing but welcoming temperatures makes it great for swimming. Vacationing to beautiful Praia do Rosa Brazil? Get all the info here.
Porto de Galinhas
Porto de Galinhas rarely gets crowded and you will find yourself with plenty of space if you want to get away from it all. The part of the beach which connects to the town is catered for by several bars and restaurants which serve drinks and food on the beach, while the rest of the beach is untouched and backed by palm trees and vegetation. The natural pools teaming with marine life can be found at Porto de Galinhas beach and make wonderful snorkeling spots. Find the best 5 Star Hotels in Porto Galinhas here.
Maragogi Beach is known for its warm clear waters throughout the year, ensuring a stunning scenery and a pleasant tour to all visitors, being known as Brazil’s Caribbean. Maragogi is full of bars, restaurants and a crafts fair, with a calm atmosphere and natural beauty. Find the best Maragogi Brazil resorts here.
The biggest beach of Arraial do Cabo, its geographical position makes it perfect for surfers, and the whiter than white sand is simply mesmerizing. It’s a beautiful beach that is not crowded and the sand is like a powder , so white and soft. Visit our Arraial do Cabo Brazil Guide to plan your vacation here.
Taipus de Fora Beach
Taipus de Fora is considered by many to be the most beautiful Brazilian beach. Its soft white shores stretch for more than 7 km, the turquoise water seems unnatural. This exceptional beauty is located on Marau, on the south coast of Bahia. Visit Amazing Resorts in the Peninsula de Marau here.
Baia dos Golfinhos Beach
Baia dos Golfinhos, or simply Dolphins Beach, is a truly stunning beach and is a “must see” beach. The setting is truly breathtaking with the cliffs, tropical vegetation and the stunning semi-deserted beach all-blending together in perfect harmony. This beach is well suited for swimming as the waves are small. The beach does not offer any infrastructure such as bars, sun beds or other facilities, so be sure to bring some water, snacks and a beach towel with you. Head to our Fernando de Noronha Brazil Vacations guide to start planning your vacation here.
Hi Leahrae, I could probably spend all day dreaming about just the Brazilian beaches on the site! I have been to only 2 of the beaches on this list (Copacabana and Ipanema), but they were both some of my most memorable beach visits.
I didn’t swim at either beach, or even sunbathe, but rather took off my Havainas long enough to walk in about knee-deep and check out the view from the water. I loved the iconic black and white tile pattern on the walkway along Copacabana and all the neat little places to stop for a drink or a bite to eat right along the beach. I definitely recommend this incredible beach to my friends!
Great Aly! Thanks for taking the time to leave me comments. Glad you enjoyed your visit to beach travel destinations.
Anybody looking for a holiday to Brazil, will find all the information here. Although Ipanema and Copacabana are the 2 most famous beaches in Brazil, there are several other beautiful destinations, that might not be as crowded as the main beaches.
Dolphins beach will certainly be on the list of must see beaches. Although I enjoy people watching, I prefer a less crowded beach and Porto de Galinhas with the pools for snorkeling, sounds perfect to me.
I agree with you completely. I live on a crowded beach and always head down the road to the quieter beaches.
I see that Lopes Mendes Beach is voted one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. I love the picture and see that you have to walk to get there. Is there perhaps wheel chair access for those that can’t walk so far. How far is the nearest road to that beach.
Because it is so hard to access is probably what has kept it so beautiful and unspoit.
This is not going to be a beach accessible by wheel chair unfortunately. You can get a taxi boat out from Abroaa to Pousa and from there it’s a 15 minute walk through the jungle to get here. White sandy beaches and crystal blue water will greet you on arrival! Be prepared it gets quite busy but you can walk much further down the beach to get a quiet spot. They also have lifeguards working. They don’t have any facilities on the beach so make sure you pack a picnic and some refreshments.
Your site is, as it were, an ode to Brazil, and rightly so! Many holidaymakers looking for a beach holiday can indulge themselves here! One would, as it were, immediately want to board the plane.
There is a wide range of the various coastal areas, well commented and provided with beautiful, idyllic photos and/or a video. Very nicely done!
With best regards,
I do cover a lot of other destinations 🙂 Just happen to be finishing up Brazil which has a LOT!
I’ve been to Brazil a few years back and having visited a few of these beaches on this list, I’m starting to think I’ve missed many of the amazing beaches I just found out about after reading your post! The lesson for me here is to do my research properly the next time visiting a foreign destination and I’m definitely bookmarking your website for reference. You’re doing us all a favor by sharing these helpful guides. Keep them coming 🙂
Thank you and I will! I’m glad you are enjoying your visits to Beach Travel Destinations.
yet another great review here of amazing beaches in Brazil. Being a football nation, Brazil has always been on my list of touristic destinations.
The descriptions and amazing specifications from your review, makes brazil and these great beaches, a place to visit.
Thank you for bringing these amazing beaches to the world. I will definitely recommend them to friends and family
You are very welcome, glad you are enjoying your visits to Beach Travel Destinations.
Brazil is definitely a place I would want to go to. I actually wanted to go during the 2014 world cup but things did not go as planned. I will go in the far future. These beaches are something I will definitely go and visit. Thank you for this article, I appreciate it.
You are very welcome Daniel, glad you enjoyed your visit to the Most Amazing Beaches in Brazil~!
Hi, Brazil is one of the most beautiful destinations on my list to go and visit. If I will realise my wish, your site is the right place to find all the necessary information. I love that most of the beaches offer bars, restaurants, and z lot of water sports or other adventure activities. Thank you for this article and every other information that you shared on your site for Brazil and other destination there.
You are welcome Alketa, please let me know if I can help you plan your vacation. Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.
The photos alone make a visit to beaches in Brazil so enticing. I live in the Caribbean so the beach is right there just a few miles away. What I like about these is the variety that is offered. Those rustic settings or the great expanse of sand and sea, and the facilities close to or on the beaches make them a place I am hoping to see soon. Thanks for the introduction.
You are very welcome, thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.
I have business to do in Brazil. But I also want to go to the beaches and spend some relaxing time over there. I have been reading about Copacabana Beach and I am impressed. I didn’t know that it had four kilometer stretch of beach. The incredible visuals are great for pictures. I am counting the days to do.
Oh I bet you are! Wish I had business in Brazil. It is wonderful for sure. I have family there, so I guess that is just as good of a reason to visit! Thanks for taking the time to leave me comments.
It looks like anybody who is planning a holiday in Brazil would have a hard time choosing which beach to go to. As it’s world famous, the Copacabana Beach is a must see. However, the less hectic Porto de Galinhas seems like a more peaceful place to spend the day. My favorite of the beaches listed here is the Baia dos Golfinhos, as it would be fun to watch the dolphins swimming by.
I think one day at Copacabana Beach is just right. I live on a crowded beach, so a more peaceful relaxed beach is definitely nice. You can get a little of everything in Brazil for sure. Thanks for stopping by.
I have never been to Brazil myself but have friends who have said: “It’s BEAUTIFUL”. I often sift through the travel sites with Brazil as my destination. One day!
I have written down the couple beaches that caught my eye and put them on the “Bucket List for Brazil!.
This was a great informative article.
You are welcome Page. Please let me know when you head there and how amazing it was! Thanks for stopping by.
Hi Leahrae, You have put a lot of work into this website, showing the variety of beaches to suit anyone’s preference. From the popular beaches to the more secluded ones; the sandy ones to the ones just at the edge of the mountains. There are windy spots for surfers as well. When traveling opens up more, we will probably be doing more traveling as well. All the best!
Glad you enjoyed Carolyn, thanks for stopping by!
All of these beaches look absolutely amazing. I really like the mountainous look of them. The cities look like they are all built right on the edge of the mountains. The beaches look as nice as those I saw in Hawaii. My wife and I are looking for a place to go to celebrate our wedding anniversary, this may be perfect.
It would definitely be perfect Al 🙂 At least in my opinion. Thanks for visiting my Most Amazing Beaches in Brazil guide.
I do not see anything about the fishing do you have any thing on this? The web site is very easy to read and has a great amount of information about the sun tan and sand. I live in the panhandle of Florida so I can sure relate to this.
I live in Florida as well Walt 🙂 Only I’m in Clearwater. I try to focus more on beach activities, that are water sports related or the history of the town. If the area is big on fishing, then I generally will include it, like for example in Cabo San Lucas. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me comments.
These beaches sound fabulous! I love the fact that many of them don’t have roads or towns near them. It’s always so peaceful on a quiet beach. I would love to take a hike through the jungle to get to Lopes Mendes Beach. Having said that, though, I think I would spend most of my time at Copacabana Beach. I love the hustle and bustle of people and shops!
If you love the hustle and bustle of people and shops, then Copacabana is definitely the beach for you 🙂 I am glad you enjoyed my Most Amazing Beaches in Brazil post.
Hi Leahrae, what a great post!
I’ve never been to Brazil but his post has put it on my bucket list! Have you been to many of these places yourself? Which place would you recommend for a romantic holiday? My partner and I are hoping to go away next year and Brazil just hit the top of our list!
Any of them would be great 🙂 I just think Spain in general is a great place for a romantic getaway. I have been to the southern most beaches as I have family there. I really need to go back! I am glad you enjoyed your visit to beach travel destinations. Thanks for stopping by.
Wow, these beaches are gorgeous!! Coming from a beach bum myself, lol. You inspired me with your post this morning. I love the turquoise blue colour and white sands and I’ve been deprived since Jan 2020 when I was last in Tulum, Mexico. I’ve never been to Brazil and it’s always been on my bucket list. Thank you again for the great share with your post.
You are very welcome Michael, I am glad you enjoyed 🙂