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Praia Grande Beach

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Address: Fica a 3 Km do Centro, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de Janeiro 28930-000, Brazil

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Huge, beautiful, almost empty, but windy beach

Praia Grande is a large, beautifull beach, directly towards the ocean. It has very fine white sand, no stones etc and is perfect for sunbathing. Although it was very windy and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2016
Andreas Z
Bucharest, Romania

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Praia Grande is a large, beautifull beach, directly towards the ocean. It has very fine white sand, no stones etc and is perfect for sunbathing. Although it was very windy and therefore the sand was blown heavily from towards water which might not be very pleasant if you are with babies or want to eat/ picknick on the beach. There... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Beautiful white sand, beautiful green blue water, beautiful sunsets ...only down side...pretty windy all the time and the water is EXTREMELY cold

Thank Curt W
Tromso, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I visited this place just to watch the sunset. It was an amazing scenery. The area is quite windy. An ideal place for surfers I must say. There are also countless restaurants, shops and bars nearby.

Thank Lance_Kerwin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

It's a very long beach, great for nice walks any time of the day. The water is cold but with the hot weather you don't really care. The side that is closest to town is where you'll find restaurants, bars and shops. Also at this end of the beach there are vendors from the restaurants providing tables and chairs for... More 

Thank Luciene L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Very nice beach but a little windy there if u go in the afternoon. Its a long sandy beach and its beautiful to watch the sunset there

Thank Gustavo L
Chelsea, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The water was too cold to swim and the beach sand was blown in your face. The sunset was beautiful but you have to leave the beach at sundown. Darkness=danger.

Thank I_cannot_sit_still
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Praia Grande beach in Arraial do Cabo is a beautiful beach that goes on for miles. It is a thick perfect white powder sand beach (at least 200m thick) and I walked for over 3 miles before deciding to quit and turn back....and there were still miles of beach ahead! The end closest to the town has a number of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great, beautiful and long beach with white sand. The only bad thing is that there's nothing to do around except enjoying the beach with cold water.

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Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Still had a great time and great service from the local beach chair/table rental guy. The water was as cold as an ice cooler even on this hot summer day. The wind was so strong the sand exfoliated our backsides. We still had a great day!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

According to historical records, Arraial do Cabo was the probable place on which Americo Vespucci landed in 1503, during the first exploratory journey sent by the Portuguese Crown. In spite of its historical importance no sign of that epic endeavor can be found, except for a modern landmark erected by the Municipality. Well, all this is secondary if you are... More 

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