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Address: Niteroi, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Beach

It has sand! Quite a few restaurants and bars around in this area, quite popular place to go. Nice promenade to walk or jug along, plenty of locals enjoy this area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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110 reviews 110 reviews
40 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It has sand! Quite a few restaurants and bars around in this area, quite popular place to go. Nice promenade to walk or jug along, plenty of locals enjoy this area.

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Temse, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

the beach itself is not much. better go 1 or 2 km further to charitas. there it is full of little cosy beachbars. on sao francisco beach are the restaurants for the area. tried all of them and no complaints about any of them. paludo is one of the best there

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Niteroi, RJ
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134 reviews 134 reviews
67 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

There are many restaurants and bars on this beach. Many people go there at night. You can eat in a barbecue or in a japanese or italian restaurants.

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Niteroi, RJ
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My son is studying in the region so i went for jogging before getting him at school twice. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking but I do not feel safe in there. Careful with your wallets in there!

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Niteroi, RJ
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The place has a sor to of nice restaurants from barbecue to japonese food. The view of Rio de Janeiro is also very nice.

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