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Praia de Ponta Negra

Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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Ranked #25 of 87 Attractions in Natal
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Type: Beaches
Description: This lively and popular beach is located near shops, bars, restaurants and hotels.
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Calgary, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
90 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Enjoy the view. Warm waters. Also, you can buy and have it delivered to you drinks and food. Cold beer and good food available for fair and affordable prices! This place is a must to go in Natal.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Use of Sun chairs, tables and umbrellas free. Food and drinks available for a price and brought to you. Lots of vendors but just wave them off and they do not bother. The board walk is nice but was under construction in many places.

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Stamford, CT
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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We did not go on the beach at night as we were advised by other travelers that it wasn't a good idea. So our only experience was during the morning and afternoon hours. The water was really warm with nice waves. The beach itself was pretty big depending on the tides. We were staying at the northern end of Ponta... More

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london
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

really good beach waves chilling clear sand just a dream ...lots of bars restaurant water sport surfing lots of sun weather always good and you dont get approched by the local people

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I have been in Ponta Negra and Prai dos Artistas. Very dirty place, streets destroyed, many tras in every place, and the smell is terrible. Rats in the street and in the beach. The only good place to visit is DuNAS THE GENIPABU, AN MARACAJAU. POOR INFRAESTRUCTURE AND YOU WILL BE IN TROUBLES WITHOUT A CAR. Many heavy sellers. I... More

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Natal, RN
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

my Daughter who works and lives,in Ponte Negra and I ( visiting from uk) ,were going out for the evening , it was eight thirty at night when we were mugged by a tall young man carrying a two feet long knife, sad to say ,for all it's many attractions it is not a safe place in some areas at... More

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Paulista, PE
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

A praia é linda! Embora o calçadão esteja quebrado, não mancha a beleza da praia. Cheguei sozinho a Natal e me encontrei com amigos, seguindo para a praia de Ponta Negra. Há vários restaurantes a beira mar e sabendo escolher vai achar um preço justo, e a vista: magnífica! Se você gosta de surf, há boas ondas para pegar e... More

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Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Due to recent works at the beach it is not very easily to reach the sea... At some places are stairs but as the works still continue not every part of ponta negra beach is accessible with ease. Furthermore are groups of youngsters trying successfully to rob visitors, and as there are some alleyways up to the villa of ponta... More

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Brazil
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Perhaps, the best feature of the Ponta Negra Beach is its sight. The whole neighborhood is located in a high site having the beach in the bottom. Second I would say the nightlife in the high site is full of nice restaurants, creperies, etc. The only downpoint is that it has some prostitution activities in the promenade.

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Toronto
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I guess everything is relative - this is the BEST urban beach I have ever been to. Lets start with the water - the Atlantic Ocean water is warm and clean here. The sand is soft. And in general, the beach area appeared clean of garbage. Yes - there are beach vendors. Yes - the promenade needs to be updated... More

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