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Ferradura Beach

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Address: Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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The calm water at this beautiful horseshoe-shaped beach is ideal for...

The calm water at this beautiful horseshoe-shaped beach is ideal for swimming and water sports.

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big and nice beach with cold water

I actually thought that the water in this bay will be more warm... But I was wrong, like all the other places arround Buzios also here it's very cold to swim. But it doesn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Christian B
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Bern, Switzerland

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Bern, Switzerland
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50 reviews
41 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I actually thought that the water in this bay will be more warm... But I was wrong, like all the other places arround Buzios also here it's very cold to swim. But it doesn't matter because it's such a beautiful view all arround! One of the must see in Buzios!

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Thank Christian B
South East England, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful horse shaped beach with approx 1km of sand. Because it is not near downtown Buzios it was surprisingly empty Monday to Friday. There are day time bars and a couple of people selling bikinis etc but they are not in your face all the time. You can hire paddle boards / kayaks / swans (pedalos).

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Thank JNAL29
Durban, South Africa
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is a great beach for a family. Not too far to walk after you park. Clean and clearly maintained. The beach vendors are pleasant and not at all pushy and the beach chairs are comfortable and can recline. Caipirinhas are freshly made and of good quality and the beach food was too. Easily the beach we enjoyed most during... More 

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Thank Hands O
New York
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This beach had limited vendors so it was quiet and water was calm but the water was very cold. I might not return to this beach.

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Thank BobH15
Brussels, Belgium
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94 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This beach is quieter than Geriba and is narrower but has a lovely view of the horseshoe bay. There are food vendors and some beachside bars. When we went club music was pounding out from somewhere across the bay. Lots of people were paddleboarding. At the end of the bay you can easily climb over some rocks to another smaller... More 

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Thank Alex S
Brumadinho, MG
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62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

If you do not care about a cold water, certainly you will enjoy this beach a lot. surrounded by beautiful houses you can choose the left side with some infrastructure kiosks or the right side (calm and quiet). Good also for children.

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Thank Delio B
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Lovely beach, very quiet place surrounded by great houses and five star condominium. Very well served, paddle and kayak rental! I highly recommend this one among other beaches @Buzios.

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Thank Florencia R
tarrega
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67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

nice beach with bar & restaurant service on the sand!! Unique. Quiet beach ideal for resting, stand up paddle, cayak practice. Come early in the morning and sit down just in the first barraca on the left. Service is very good with Martin the waiter. You will be like in heaven.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We took the B160 bus from cabo frio to buzios it takes approx 45mins. We walked up to the closest beach next the town centre but left soon after as it was small and wasn't looking very tidy or clean. We took a taxi (cost 20 reais) to Ferradura beach which was about 2km away (we didn't realise it was... More 

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Thank matthew c
Columbia, South Carolina
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you have money and can afford a beautiful house in Buzios, probably you will buy a mansion at Ferradura Beach. Surrounded by Hills with beautiful boutique hotels and amazing houses is a tranquilly place to swim with kids and practice water sports. But, some part of the year the water gets a little cold since this side of the... More 

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