Rio de Janeiro Beaches

From: Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide

See also: Rio de Janeiro CarnivalTijuca National Park

Rio de Janeiro Beaches, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro has an excellent selection of beaches suitable for a vast range of activities and which range from the incredibly fashionable to the remote and tranquil.

Ipanema Beach
Ipanema beach is often regarded as one of the trendiest beaches in Rio de Janeiro and contains beautiful clean sand and sea with bustling restaurants, bars and night life... more about Ipanema Beach

Copacabana Beach
One of the most famous beaches in Rio de Janeiro this fabulous stretch offers a superb beach to relax on and a sea suitable for both surfing and swimming. There are numerous restaurants, bars, kiosks and hotels and an amazing mosaic wave walkway that goes the length of the beach... more about Copacabana Beach

Joatinga Beach
If you are after a totally remote stretch of beach that is fabulous for surfing then head here for peace and quiet and a very unique alternative to the busy beaches that Rio de Janeiro has to offer... more about Joatinga Beach

Botafogo Beach
This wonderful beach is located with stunning views of Sugar Loaf Mountain and has many boats moored up in the bay, although not suitable for swimming this little beach is perfect for other beach activities such as football, volleyball and sunbathing... more about Botafogo Beach

Leblon Beach
Situated in one of the more affluent areas of Rio de Janeiro this popular beach is next to Ipanema and is great for sunbathing, relaxing and activities such as football and volley ball, the sea itself is great for swimming except after heavy rain when it can be polluted... more about Leblon Beach

Barra da Tijuca Beach
Barra beach is a popular destination for surfing and swimming as well as many other beach activities such as kite surfing. Barra has many shops and restaurants and is well known for being one of the cleanest beaches in Rio de Janeiro and at around 11 miles in length the longest one too... more about Barra da Tijuca Beach