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Lencois beach

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Address: De Barco do Centro 1h, Barreirinhas, State of Maranhao 65590-000, Brazil

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So rugged and remote

A really incredible beach, so rugged and windy from the Atlantic Ocean. It's a beautiful white sand beach found only here, loved it!

Reviewed January 4, 2017
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Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

A really incredible beach, so rugged and windy from the Atlantic Ocean. It's a beautiful white sand beach found only here, loved it!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We spent our last day here relaxing by the beach and swimming in the ocean. There was a little beach shack for beers and the owners even caught a fish and had everyone pay R$5 for then to cook it. What a deal! One of the best days I had at the beach!

Thank Maryannecatherine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2016

We spent an hour or so at this remote beach while on a day trip exploring the Lencois Maranhenses. It was the flattest beach I have every been to and the water was the warmest ocean water I have ever experienced.

Thank Rick C
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Went there with friends and their families. Children could play on the vast beach while we enjoyed an ATV trip to the mouth of the river. Swam in the ocean too.

Thank Torsten K
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Reviewed February 4, 2016

The most interesting in this visit is the journey since the "barreirinhas" city to the area of "lençois" passing through beautiful places by land roads that make us jumping inside the truck. It´s very funny. The view is wonderful. The view is wonderful like a scene of movie, remember a desert. It´s too hot. I recommend bath in the pristine... More 

Thank Etiene T
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Reviewed December 18, 2015

As far as you can see and imagine no soul to see. You are alone with the ocean and yourself. Perfect time for reflection

Thank LudwigPortugal

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