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Baia do Sancho

Address: Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

To get there, you first need to get to Fernando de Noronha, schedule your trip and get the pass to access the island. Then on the island, after a short buggy ride, you will get close to the cliff's top and will spent one hour of a not that easy walk to reach the beach. Down there, this is beautiful,... More 

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Lahti, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

What can I say about this place? There was a time when only marine biologist were allowed there. Yes. It is that unique. Allowing people to visit freely? That is really sad in a way. It won't be long before it's gone. Just bear this in mind if you are actually there right now. My experiences with this venue goes... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Best beach for swimming. Water is crystal clear and so buoyantly full of minerals you hardly have to move a muscle to tread water. Very difficult to drag yourself out of this beautiful liquid relaxation. As with the majority of Greek beaches, the umbrellas, chairs and facilities are free when you purchase a drink from the very well equipped establishments... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

First thing first - the title of the best beach of the world is not correct. This may be the worst and least accessible beach in the world but I doubt very strongly that this is the most beautiful one. If you come from anywhere outside Brazil, first you have to go to some international airport like Sao Paulo 'there... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Not sure how the #1 ranking was worked out, but there are many more beautiful beaches in Australia, and they don't come with a R$130 price tag, or with questionable characters trying to sell you all sorts of rubbish! Tripadvisor is really not doing itself any favours with this ranking.

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Fujairah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Lovely to see that the natural beaches have been kept serene, I have photos of Baia do Sancho in an album that were taken in 1989, with some pictures taken with a marine expert during the time of the hatch-ling turtles making their way to the sea. I remember the locals especially being really great to get to know the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I went to Fernando de Noronha Island with my boyfriend. The place is very rustic and romantic. You really get connect with the nature. We are divers, we had a great fun diving, specially the night dive. Driving around the Island it was also great, breathtaking landscapes and beaches. I wouldn't hesitate to return there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The view from the hill is amazing. Down on the beach, i could see around 7 small sharks hunting fishs in one side (not a dangerous species for humans). At the other side all the people were doing snorkelling. I could see lots of different fish. Fantastic.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Best entrance to a beach ever! Don't miss out on this beach if you are in Fernando de Norohna. No bathroom though. Great snorkeling and limited shade but definitely the nicest beach we saw during our five weeks in Brazil.

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

its a very beautiful beach but the access is very difficult and sometimes gets too crowded which makes the fish go all away. The island has no infrastructure, hotels are expensive and restaurants. You also need to hire a car to go anywhere as streets are not paved.

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