Ponta Negra Beach

Ponta Negra Beach, Natal: Hours, Address, Ponta Negra Beach Reviews: 4/5

Ponta Negra Beach
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Wonderful Urban Unique Bay Beach of 4 km of fantastic sand , in North Oeste of Brazil. It´s the nearest place to Africa , from the Latin American Continent , Climate Semi - Equatorial , Temperature 21 -33 graus in the four seasons , 300 days of sun in the year , constant wind to attenuete the heat and providing comfortable thermal sensation. Natal is a city with large areas of environmental preservation, without industries, factories, ship movements, helping to make sea water extremely clean. The "Morro do Careca" in the Ponta Negra Beach is a 110 meters high Dune that have behind the natural swimming pool without waves with a pleasant temperature (28 degrees) , a paradise for family with children , people that search Life Quality , here can make Stand Up , Swim in the Sea with group , can also see constantly dolphins or turtles. High quality Lodging and Food in quantity , culture , handcraft , every kind service for the tourist. Ponta Negra is one of the best beach in the world.
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Edward D.
Lucena, PB2,922 contributions
Mar 2022
Ponta Negra Beach takes its name from the surrounding neighborhood in the city of Natal. The name (“black point”) derives from the dark stones that are found along this beach. The beach is about 2.4 miles long (4 kilometers) and at its southernmost end, is bordered by a large sand dune (390 feet tall) known as Morro do Careca (“bald hill” in Portuguese). The waters in this part are very calm & ideal for taking a dip. If you like surfing, stand-up or kite-surfing, different parts of the beach are ideal for these sports. The turquoise water here is very clean.
This beach is also very popular because it is located near many hotels and pousadas, restaurants, bars & food stalls. There’s activity here day and night. If you want, you can walk the length of the beach along its wide paved path or rent a bicycle.
Another reason for the popularity of this beach is the warm water—it’s about 82°F (28°C) all year-round. If you’re visiting the city of Natal, it will be hard for you not to find yourself on or near this beach, and you will be glad that you visited it too.
Written April 17, 2022
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Perfect!
Written May 9, 2022
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james c
London, UK35 contributions
Nov 2021
This beach is good for a quick visit, but not a place you should stay to eat/drink. You can't enjoy yourself as you have people stopping you every 30 seconds to try and sell you something. The whole setup from when you get to the road next to the beach is a trap to get money out of you, a guy will offer you a table, then you end up being charged about 3 times what you'd pay somewhere else for drinks/food. Best advice is to check it out whilst passing by, but go to cotovelo beach instead, it's about 15 minutes away by taxi and you'll be able to enjoy yourself without worrying about getting ripped off or having someone speak to you constantly trying to sell you things you don't need.
Written February 12, 2022
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Cláu Dia P
3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
My husband and I enjoyed a lot. I'm not crazy for beaches but to get away from the cold weather and eat lots of extremely affordable lobsters and shrimps, it was heaven. Nice beach with sidewalks and great restaurants.
The place seemed very safe and local people are very friendly. They always try to help even not knowing English. We recommend it, specially now the currency makes it quite affordable.
Yes, the constant breeze is unique and very relaxing.
Written February 22, 2020
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Q4081DRannas
52 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
Spent 10 days in front of this beach.. with Gorgeous view and Beautiful walking every morning.. large and very clean sand and warm water of this part of Atlantic Ocean. The surfer paradise along of the beach because of good waives.. and calm clean natural pool close to the Morro do Careca... will love to come back... ❤️
Written March 11, 2020
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WAK1234
Chapel Hill, NC14 contributions
Jul 2012 • Couples
Don't believe anything you hear about Natal being a "safe" place. We were robbed at gun point at 8:30 PM on the sidewalk right behind our hotel (Coral Plaza)! This is not a secluded place! There were several couples necking on the benches, and a few families strolling down the sidewalk. three young men approach me and my wife and ask for my wife's purse. When she refused, one of them pointed a gun at me, and the other yanked the purse from her arm, bruising her arm.

I am an experienced traveler, and have been to Sao Paulo and Rio many times. This is the very first time I am mugged at gun point. Why now? Because I knoe Sao Paul and Rio are dangerous and take the proper precautions, but believed Natal's undeserved reputation as a "safe" place. I was robbed at gun point less than 48 hours after arriving... Believe me, Ponta Negra in Natal is really dangerous.
Written July 26, 2012
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Luis b
Buenos Aires, Argentina1 contribution
Dec 2013 • Friends
I have been in Ponta Negra and Prai dos Artistas. Very dirty place, streets destroyed, many tras in every place, and the smell is terrible. Rats in the street and in the beach. The only good place to visit is DuNAS THE GENIPABU, AN MARACAJAU. POOR INFRAESTRUCTURE AND YOU WILL BE IN TROUBLES WITHOUT A CAR.
Many heavy sellers. I spend a lot o f money and the place is horrible!!
Written January 7, 2014
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JTPalazzoJr
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil150 contributions
Sep 2012 • Business
Ponta Negra, of which you only see the forested headland in the ads, is a disaster unfortunately like most Brazilian urban beaches. The sand is full of broken glass from drunkard bottles and cups, and plastics fly everywhere. The Township has allowed for illegal building all the way to the sand, destroying the dunes and vegetation, and its 'beach walk" is being destroyed by the sea; rebuilding only makes it worse and brick and cement remains jut out of the sand. Vendors with pirate CDs of the worse Brazilian music tout their illegal trade with mobile loudspeaker trolleys which make staying close unbearable. All in all it sums up all I hate in Brazilian beachgoing: noise, filth, environmental detsruction, and mostly ugly people to top it. Go somewhere else if you´re smart and like neat places!
Written September 28, 2012
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Hian C
Natal, RN150 contributions
Apr 2011
Just check out all the Photos , you'll understand ! say no more!!
Written March 22, 2012
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RichardMF102
4 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
Was walking back from the main strip towards our appartment(next to old five bar).

I thought earlier that the boat area looked dodgy. Anyway passing the boats on the way back, 3 small men (one was no more than 14) approached me. They'd been hiding in the boats. It was only 6:30pm but was dark. The first two men were armless. Then I saw the third behind me with a 10 inch knife.

I gave them the 20 reis I had. They let me keep my cards. Luckily I had no more on me as I erred on the side of caution when going out despite people telling me it's safe.

I assume they come from the favela near by. They scarper up the small alley ways from the beach.

They were nervous, and I assume that local drug gangs don't allow these assaults as the police are pretty much non existent.

Be vigilant and don't carry valuables at night especially when at the ends of the beaches.

As for the beach itself, warm water.. but the area of sand available is small. I liked my time here but it's not anything amazing.
Written July 5, 2017
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Marijan W
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil25 contributions
Nov 2013 • Friends
Due to recent works at the beach it is not very easily to reach the sea... At some places are stairs but as the works still continue not every part of ponta negra beach is accessible with ease. Furthermore are groups of youngsters trying successfully to rob visitors, and as there are some alleyways up to the villa of ponta negra, they escape without any problem! They rob jewelry, handbags and cameras with great ease for they work with approx. 10 upto 15 persons.
Written November 25, 2013
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