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Forte Beach

Address: Rua Do Contorno, Cabo Frio, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #1 of 36 Activities in Cabo Frio
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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

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rio de Janeiro
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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! :)

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Hudson, New Hampshire
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

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 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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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.

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Cabo Frio, RJ
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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 

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Campinas, SP
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 

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Buenos Aires
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Wide beach with white sand that feels like flour when you run your fingers through it. The sea is great as well just a little bit cold but you get used to it once you are inside.

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San Jose, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Forte Beach, which is the main beach in Cabo Frio and stretches the entire length of downtown. Gorgeous, soft white sand and azure waters. There is always a breeze in CF, which is so nice during the hot months. Pick a kiosk and rent your chair/umbrella and have waiters feeding you ice cold beer or other drinks as well as... More 

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