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Address: Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Description: This lively and popular beach is located near shops, bars, restaurants and...
This lively and popular beach is located near shops, bars, restaurants and hotels.
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Natal City and the Southcoast Tour

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Miles of beautiful beach

Fabulous sandy beach which goes on for miles, so you can walk and walk. Huge expanses of sand when the tide is out - however, when the tide comes in the beach almost disappears in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Fabulous sandy beach which goes on for miles, so you can walk and walk. Huge expanses of sand when the tide is out - however, when the tide comes in the beach almost disappears in places. There are sun loungers and umbrellas for hire - make sure you ask the price at the beginning, as we found they can vary!... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The beach is clean, there are many bars and restaurants where you can grab a drink or eat something. There are also many activities you can practice like stand up boarding, kayak, water sports. The best picture you can take is the one with the famous dune calle "morro di careca" just at the end of the beach.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Ponta Negra is a beautiful beach. Local people sell a variety of food along the main drag and along the beach. There are plenty of restaurants and places to simply relax on a beach chair and have a Caiperina.

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Bayreuth, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Fifteen years ago this place was paradise. I was so disappointed when I came back. Polluted. Crowded. They're trying to save the beach by putting up these boulders as makeshift dunes. Ugly! You can't climb Morro do Careca anymore.

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Argentina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Nice beach. It's more of a beach for surfers. The dunes are pretty. Lots of hotels around. Some restaurants also. There are better beaches nearby.

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Portugal
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234 reviews 234 reviews
50 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great beach, plenty of cheap cafes, restaurants & bars, clean, lots of activity, street vendors weren't aggressive

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Sao Paulo
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is Natal's main beach. You can sit here all day long , what I did , or you can walk it is a very long beach and do your daily gym. The water is gorgeous . They sell everything souvenirs , food biquínis, they rent chairs and umbrelones, you can eat the oysters from Pipa. I love it .... More 

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Tavira, Portugal
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129 reviews 129 reviews
35 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Vibrant area, lovely beach with plenty of bars/restaurants that are excellent for people watching. The 3 bars we visited were excellent value for money, a strong caipirinha was less than £2 in sterling. Vendors selling on the street were not aggressive,and actually very polite when anyone declined to buy something from them

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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228 reviews 228 reviews
86 attraction reviews
302 helpful votes 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It's a place that draws you in for its beach, but that puts you into the frenzy of the crowds. Having restaurants and other small venues from which to people watch is key. This is the typical tourist beach stretch and that is not necessarily an immediate negative aspect. Rather, it is the human vibe and soul of this place... More 

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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347 reviews 347 reviews
119 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The natural aspect of this beach was great. Sand, Sun, warm water, the best nature can give. But I visited during the world cup, and it was disorganized, lots of traffic, trash on main street, a lot still left in construction. The beach was full of tourists from US, Ghana, Greece, Japan, Mexico, and there was simply not a bit... More 

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