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“Nice beach - 20 kilometres long.”
Review of Barra Beach

Barra Beach
Ranked #23 of 732 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

I go to Barra a lot. I take tourists there to surf and check out the bikini and speedo clad locals. There are many great locations - including Pepes and the reserve area - my favorite - a long stretch with the natural beach flora - the restinga - giving Barra a great alternative to the beaches further away called Recreio, Prainha and Grumari. Worth the trip. Take bus 332 from Copacabana beach - its more than 5 r$, but it is airconditioned :-)

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Unless you´re staying in Barra there is little reason to visit the beach. Barra is a long way out of true Rio. There are no toilet/shower facilities as there are at Copa, Ipanema and now Flamengo , and the wandering vendors on the sand are few and far between.Open sea means the water is cleaner, like Ipanema.

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

The beach was not released for bathing. You should always check if the beach is free to bath due to pollution.

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Barra neiborhood still keep expansion since 70's. It didn't increase nor stopped. Or even spoiled the 18 km of white amazing sand the beach has.

If you are located at Barra you never would try other beach in Rio. That is the best. If you are asurfer, if want be with kids, if you want some social, if you want to be justquite, if want sports. You can get all, ´couse you have plenty of space for that.

The neiborhood actually is a bit boring.

1  Thank flaviaviland
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

Along with Recreio. MAny parts of it are not suitable for bathing because of sewage. But check the feema website for quality of water.

Thank Frederico N
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