We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Frances Beach

| Litoral Sul, Maceio, State of Alagoas, Brazil
Improve this listing
Ranked #17 of 79 Attractions in Maceio
Type: Beaches
354 visitor photos
Write a Review

3,235 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

From Salvador, BA northward, you have the best beach zone in the southern hemisphere, IMO. Maceio is no exception. Has a large natural reef offshore on most of the beaches, so you have pretty total wave break. Calm waters during the summer, warm, clear, clean, no major currents.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brasilia, Brazil
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice view, clean beach, friendly staff, reasonable prices for the food, I would definitely go back there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Carolina
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Water is gorgeous. Restaurants are right on the beach with plenty of carts with drinks, corn, etc. Go just off the beach to get less expensive food. I don't know that I would stay here for a vacation - especially with Maceio Proper down the road ..but it is a fun day trip!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
145 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This is a stop on the way to Gunga. It is nice to take a picture and check out the few shops behind the beach. 20 minutes are enough.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Desert Hot Springs, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Absolutely lovely if everyone picked up their trash and disposed of it propertly. Cute stores in the area, a little over priced compared to big market in Fortelaza.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Paulo
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Beautiful beach and nice food! Very friendly restaurant attendants! If you can spend more time Go to Praia do Gunga (Gunga's beach) The Most beautiful beach I've ever seen!!! You can walk in the ocean and appreciate the exotic fishes and the coral reef up close!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ribeirao Preto, SP
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

That beach is wonderful!! It is a must-seen attraction in Maceio. Go to the beach in the early morning, because the traffic is terrible to get there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

trash everywhere coming and going with the waves. Too many people and not much sand area. Beach restaurants one after the other. It may have been good in the past, now it has become a area spoiled by tourists. It took us hours to arrive there because of the traffic.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Frances Beach also viewed


Been to Frances Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Frances Beach?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing