At first sight, Sao Paulo is not a city, ideally suited for beach relaxation. However, white sands, year-round sunshine, samba, daily parties, and reasonable prices make beaches of Sao Paulo one of the best in the world.
You will find there beaches for any taste: well-equipped beaches offering all possible services for comfortable rest and wild ones, which attract with amazingly beautiful Brazilian nature and total seclusion.
So, what beach do you prefer in Sao Paulo? Check out the following TOP7 list and choose your favorite one…
Lagoinha Beach is one of the most visited Sao Paulo’s beaches. It features a developed infrastructure, good access to water, a large number places to stay and the cleanliness of the water and shoreline.
The length of the beach is approximately 2,800 meters. Lagoinha is the second part of the deep side of the Baia do Mar Virado Bay. Actually, it’s more deserted than the other beaches, but it’s more relaxed. Since the beach is quite poorly protected from the wind, there are often significant waves. The sand is very soft, and the transition from shallow water to the depth is smooth.
Lagoinha Beach offers several lovely cafes, restaurants, and several points of beach equipment and accessories rentals.
Coordinates: -23.519715, -45.195219
Itamambuca is among the most beautiful local beaches, which is also considered to be one of the best Brazilian spots for surfing.
The length of Itamambuca is about 2,200 meters. The vast territory is ‘occupied’ by the purest white sand and surrounded by magnificent green hills. And if we add powerful waves giving the amazing shades to azure water, you get a complete picture of this typical surfing beach.
Itamambuca offers 2 cozy cafes – neat green houses with tiled roofs. If you wish, it’s possible to rent there any sports or swimming equipment.
If you are tired of the heat, you can gladly walk along nice paths in the shade of dense green bushes that separate the beach from the road.
By the way, in case you come to the beach by car, you can leave it at free parking available 24/7. In addition, several hotels, restaurants, and a supermarket are situated right next to the beach.
Coordinates: -23.404177, -45.007503
Maranduba is perfect in all respects: it’s easily accessible, there is a superb infrastructure, a water park and it features a green flag meaning excellent cleanliness of the surrounding area.
The length of Maranduba is about 3,000 meters. Since the beach is so long, it’s always possible to find both a secluded place to stay alone, and crowded spots for those who like outdoor activities. In addition, there’s a huge floating water park offering lots of entertainments.
If you like water rides, it’s possible to arrange a boat trip to the nearby islands. Of course, beach equipment rentals, private apartments and several cafes are also available there.
Coordinates: -23.540868, -45.229606
Boqueirão is an amazingly beautiful beach with white, soft sand and warm sea. A plenty of coconut trees makes this spot look like a paradise.
During low tides you can see there magnificent corals, as well as enjoy freshly cooked seafood at any of the numerous eateries and cafes.
The water temperature at Boqueirão Beach is ideal for swimming, and the sea bottom is flat and sandy.
Coordinates: -23.972642, -46.324717
Praia Grande Beach
Praia Grande is the most crowded and noisy beach of Ubatuba, and not without a reason. This is thanks to the superb infrastructure and good access to the water.
The length of Praia Grande is about 2 kilometers. Just behind the sandy strip and narrow strip of trees there’s densely populated area with tall buildings, shops, restaurants, hotels, entertainment centers, supermarkets, parking and other amenities.
The beach is not very suitable for surfing because of the ‘sharp’ waves, which are not convenient for surfers.
Coordinates: -23.471821, -45.066777
Maresias Beach is a wonderful spot famous for its beautiful wildlife. The length of the beach is 5 kilometers, and it’s fully strewn with snow-white sand. Since the beach is wild, it doesn’t have any communications. However, it’s even better for those who want to escape from bustle and get full relaxation. .
Also, Maresias Beach is an excellent place for nature lovers – very often you can see huge sea turtles and dolphins, which are not afraid to swim right near the shore.
Due to huge waves, this is one of the most popular surfing places in Brazil. Maresias is a real piece of paradise on the earth, perfectly suited for any type of relaxation.
Coordinates: -23.792244, -45.558968
Ubatumirim Beach is placed in half an hour’s drive from Ubatuba and it’s considered to be a popular destination to relax.
The main feature of the beach is its remoteness from the busy tourist routes. Also, if you come there by car, you can leave it directly on the beach, which is very convenient in case you have lots of belongings. Along the beach you’ll find several small cafes and bars.
Coordinates: -23.334612, -44.900280
As you can see, Sao Paulo is a very suitable spot for beach relaxation offering numerous spots for swimming, sunbathing and enjoying different water activities. Want to visit them during your next trip? Then, rent a car in Sao Paulo, set the GPS-coordinates of your favorite beach and go!