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.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Rua Do Contorno, Cabo Frio, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,616 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1000
    Excellent
  • 534
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Most recent review
One of the most beautiful urban beaches all over the world

Miles and miles of extremely white sand, clear waters...Could be very crowdy in New year, and Carnival time, so avoid both if you like a morer quiet scene. Beach is lighted at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
FruitComber
,
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Add Photo Write a Review

1,616 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Miles and miles of extremely white sand, clear waters...Could be very crowdy in New year, and Carnival time, so avoid both if you like a morer quiet scene. Beach is lighted at night so people can walk or play sports. Very nice seashore walking area with bars, parked areas, a crafts fair, Museum of Surf. Dont forget to visit the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a review that I really wanted to post. We recently spent a week in Cabo Frio with our 3 young kids and friends at their beachfront place at the Forte Beach. We were spoiled! We had a great panoramic view of the beach which made it a little more special. Day and night, the beach is fully illuminated... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The beach and it's surroundings are great for a getaway from Rio's hustle and bustle. There are many restaurants near the beach and the food is very good. The waters range from light blue to dark blue and are truly amazing. This is my third time here and I will be back for more.

Was this review helpful? Yes
rio de Janeiro
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
42 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

this beach is very very nice. if you are comming from out side of brasil you gotta come here. this place leaves rio de janeiro city behind... its a lot better. also its good for snorkeling if you like it. here you can see lots of sea turtles and moreys

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Oh my god! How I loved this place! If you ignore all the buildings in the back, this beach is just a piece of heaven. White sands, warm waters, LOTS of space (even though it was March). My only regrets was I could not stay longer than a day. Planning to go back again next year though! :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hudson, New Hampshire
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a few days at a rented apartment across from Forte Beach. Even though it is June and is winter the beach is still beautiful. However it rains and is cloudy quite often as it has for the last 3 days. The area has many restaurants and bars and the people seem very friendly. It has about 2 hours from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Forte Beach (or "Praia do Forte", in portuguese) is quite a pleasant place, a urban beach close to Downtown Cabo Frio. Lots of good bars, restaurants, some night life (mainly during summer season) etc.; access by road (some 170 km / 105 mi drive or comfortable buses with a/c, go to Auto Viacao 1001 - http://www.autoviacao1001.com.br/en/) or by plane (AZUL... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Petah Tiqwa, Israel
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

This is the main beach of Cabo frio and its really good. The sand is white, the water is clear and there is a lot of people that sell u many kinds of food and even clothes and other stuff. I like it really much.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cabo Frio, RJ
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
38 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Come and enjoy the sand and water at Praia do Forte! The beach and water are enjoyed by surfers and bathers alike. Moderate waves make it enjoyable for younger bathers as well as those more daring! For families with younger children, the beach most closest to the fort is best. For those wave riders and families with older children, the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Campinas, SP
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Forte beach has more than 10km of extension with fine and white sand, like flour.The fort on the edge of the beach is a reminder of the Portuguese colonization in the region. The constant wind provides a delicious sensation of well-being, but make no mistake: use sunblock even on cloudy days. The sun is strong and the white sand reflects... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Forte Beach also viewed

 

Been to Forte Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Forte Beach and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Forte Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?