Best beaches in Rio de Janeiro

Check out the top beaches in Rio de Janeiro, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Bar e Restaurante Urca (Bar Urca)
1. Bar e Restaurante Urca (Bar Urca)
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52 local reviews
205 Rua Cândido Gaffrée, Urca
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+55 21 2295-8744
BarRestaurantFood
Patricia
You should eat a shrimp pastelzinho (pastel de camarão) in Bar Urca. The Bar Urca have a privileged view of t…
Ernesto
Great place for drinking cold beer by the sea and try several tapas. Can´t miss! But be aware that on the week…
Regina
Nice place to sit outside and drink a cold beer and eat some tapas or even go to the restaurant upstairs.
1. Bar e Restaurante Urca (Bar Urca)
1. Bar e Restaurante Urca (Bar Urca)
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52 local reviews
205 Rua Cândido Gaffrée, Urca
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+55 21 2295-8744
Patricia
Patricia
You should eat a shrimp pastelzinho (pastel de camarão) in Bar Urca. The Bar Urca have a privileged view of the city: on the edge of Guanab…
Ernesto
Ernesto
Great place for drinking cold beer by the sea and try several tapas. Can´t miss! But be aware that on the weekends youl''have to fight for y…
Regina
Regina
Nice place to sit outside and drink a cold beer and eat some tapas or even go to the restaurant upstairs.
2. BB Lanches
2. BB Lanches
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21 local reviews
64 R. Aristides Espínola, Leblon
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+55 21 2294-1397
Meal takeawayRestaurantFood
Micha
Rio is famous for its "lanchonetes": little corner-places where you order a fresh fruit juice & snack, very in…
Eduardo
The best juice bar in Rio. They serve great sandwiches and fresh local fruit juices. Nice for a quick bite aft…
Judith
Great fresh fruit juices! You can make any kind of combination with fruits, and eat delicous snacks and sandwi…
2. BB Lanches
2. BB Lanches
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21 local reviews
64 R. Aristides Espínola, Leblon
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+55 21 2294-1397
Micha
Micha
Rio is famous for its "lanchonetes": little corner-places where you order a fresh fruit juice & snack, very informal, just standing around i…
Eduardo
Eduardo
The best juice bar in Rio. They serve great sandwiches and fresh local fruit juices. Nice for a quick bite after the beach.
Judith
Judith
Great fresh fruit juices! You can make any kind of combination with fruits, and eat delicous snacks and sandwiches. The best when coming hom…
3. Forte de Copacabana
3. Forte de Copacabana
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9 local reviews
Forte de Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
(21) 2521-1032
Establishment
Claudia
Great place for picture from Copacabana beach
Rogerio
Marvelous view of Copacabana and Diabo beach, access to the historic Fort of Copacabana and delicious breakfas…
Renata
Nice place to go, there`s a small cafe that serves an amazing breakfast with a nice view from copacabana beach
3. Forte de Copacabana
3. Forte de Copacabana
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9 local reviews
Forte de Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
(21) 2521-1032
Claudia
Claudia
Great place for picture from Copacabana beach
Rogerio
Rogerio
Marvelous view of Copacabana and Diabo beach, access to the historic Fort of Copacabana and delicious breakfast and snacks at Confeitaria Co…
Renata
Renata
Nice place to go, there`s a small cafe that serves an amazing breakfast with a nice view from copacabana beach
4. Niterói Contemporary Art Museum
4. Niterói Contemporary Art Museum
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23 local reviews
s/nº Mirante da Boa Viagem, Boa Viagem
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+55 21 2620-2400
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Claudia
Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the museum projects itself over Boa Viagem beach, through which can be seen the G…
Marco
Beautiful view of Rio de Janeiro from Niterói, in the urban area. Take the ferry at Praça XV and then a 20-min…
Rufino
If you like modern architecture then visit the MAC, you can take a Ferry from Praca XV. Rio is peppered with…
4. Niterói Contemporary Art Museum
4. Niterói Contemporary Art Museum
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23 local reviews
s/nº Mirante da Boa Viagem, Boa Viagem
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+55 21 2620-2400
Claudia
Claudia
Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the museum projects itself over Boa Viagem beach, through which can be seen the Guanabara Bay. The saucer-shape…
Marco
Marco
Beautiful view of Rio de Janeiro from Niterói, in the urban area. Take the ferry at Praça XV and then a 20-minute walking with an amazing vi…
Rufino
Rufino
If you like modern architecture then visit the MAC, you can take a Ferry from Praca XV. Rio is peppered with Oscar Niemeyer buildings. The…
5. Praia de Itaipu
5. Praia de Itaipu
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4 local reviews
Praia de Itaipu
Natural feature
Marisa
Beautiful beach. Fresh fish restaurantes, historical old church and archeological museum. SUP and kayak for re…
Monica
Fishermen village where to buy fresh fish in the mornings. The beach offers a number of local restaurants and…
Claudia
Great beach to watch the sunset, have a "Caipirinha" and eat local flavor appetizer.
5. Praia de Itaipu
5. Praia de Itaipu
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4 local reviews
Praia de Itaipu
Marisa
Marisa
Beautiful beach. Fresh fish restaurantes, historical old church and archeological museum. SUP and kayak for rental.
Monica
Monica
Fishermen village where to buy fresh fish in the mornings. The beach offers a number of local restaurants and bars at the beach and has a s…
Claudia
Claudia
Great beach to watch the sunset, have a "Caipirinha" and eat local flavor appetizer.
6. Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
6. Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
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77 local reviews
Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Rio de Janeiro
Natural featureEstablishment
Roberio
Best place to run (if not the beach), around 10km if you go around it.
Cristiana (Tita)
Beautiful Lagoon. Good to ride a bike around it untill you reach Ipanema beach.
Marcelo
One of the most beautiful spots from South Zone. It is 10 minutes walking from the apartament. There are a cic…
6. Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
6. Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
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77 local reviews
Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Rio de Janeiro
Roberio
Roberio
Best place to run (if not the beach), around 10km if you go around it.
Cristiana (Tita)
Cristiana (Tita)
Beautiful Lagoon. Good to ride a bike around it untill you reach Ipanema beach.
Marcelo
Marcelo
One of the most beautiful spots from South Zone. It is 10 minutes walking from the apartament. There are a cicle path and many bars aroud th…
7. Grumari
7. Grumari
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6 local reviews
Grumari, Grumari
Sublocality level 1SublocalityPolitical
Manuela
Beautiful beach, no construction, just you, the ocean and the mountains. Oh, and some seafood restaurants! If …
Marcelo
Just after to prainha beach, amazing beach and landscape, nature and really beautiful beach in Rio de Janeiro…
Guilherme
Grumari & Prainha, are on of the best beaches in Rio! They are further away from the busy city, far more clean…
7. Grumari
7. Grumari
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6 local reviews
Grumari, Grumari
Manuela
Manuela
Beautiful beach, no construction, just you, the ocean and the mountains. Oh, and some seafood restaurants! If you're up for it, there's also…
Marcelo
Marcelo
Just after to prainha beach, amazing beach and landscape, nature and really beautiful beach in Rio de Janeiro, but it is far from south zon…
Guilherme
Guilherme
Grumari & Prainha, are on of the best beaches in Rio! They are further away from the busy city, far more cleaner and making it THE spot for …
8. Stone Arpoador
8. Stone Arpoador
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29 local reviews
s/n Avenida Francisco Bhering, Ipanema
Point of interestEstablishment
Elizabeth
Arpoador is the left end of Ipanema Beach, when facing the ocean. The rocks at Arpoardor offer the most beatut…
Thais
You can walk by Copacabana beach and in 30 min you get there. Climb to the top of this rocky headland for a fa…
Eliane
Pedra com subida curtinha e fácil, vista belíssima / It's a quick and easy walk to the top, fantastic view of …
8. Stone Arpoador
8. Stone Arpoador
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29 local reviews
s/n Avenida Francisco Bhering, Ipanema
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Arpoador is the left end of Ipanema Beach, when facing the ocean. The rocks at Arpoardor offer the most beatutiful sunset. Climb, walk, expl…
Thais
Thais
You can walk by Copacabana beach and in 30 min you get there. Climb to the top of this rocky headland for a fabulous view of Ipanema and Leb…
Eliane
Eliane
Pedra com subida curtinha e fácil, vista belíssima / It's a quick and easy walk to the top, fantastic view of Ipanema & Leblon beaches
9. Delírio Tropical Ipanema
9. Delírio Tropical Ipanema
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19 local reviews
48 Rua Garcia d'Avila, Ipanema
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+55 21 3624-8164
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Paulo
For Locals; Good price; Popular; Lunch; Walking distance Owned by Bernardinho, Brazil's Volleyball Team Coach…
André
Best salads and light food after the beach, great prices and always fresh!
TiTa
Very good restaurant. Healthy style but with a lot of taste. Can't miss it.
9. Delírio Tropical Ipanema
9. Delírio Tropical Ipanema
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19 local reviews
48 Rua Garcia d'Avila, Ipanema
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+55 21 3624-8164
Paulo
Paulo
For Locals; Good price; Popular; Lunch; Walking distance Owned by Bernardinho, Brazil's Volleyball Team Coach, it has the best salads and l…
André
André
Best salads and light food after the beach, great prices and always fresh!
TiTa
TiTa
Very good restaurant. Healthy style but with a lot of taste. Can't miss it.
10. Galeria River
10. Galeria River
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21 local reviews
67 R. Francisco Otaviano, Copacabana
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+55 21 2267-1709
Shopping mallPoint of interestEstablishment
Ylza
Surf shop's, natural food, beer, juice stores, pizza, beach's clothes, young and open beautiful surfists and g…
Rafael
Beach articles and bars
Hiram&Flávia
For the surf lovers! All about surfing.
10. Galeria River
10. Galeria River
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21 local reviews
67 R. Francisco Otaviano, Copacabana
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+55 21 2267-1709
Ylza
Ylza
Surf shop's, natural food, beer, juice stores, pizza, beach's clothes, young and open beautiful surfists and girls.
Rafael
Rafael
Beach articles and bars
Hiram&Flávia
Hiram&Flávia
For the surf lovers! All about surfing.
11. Parque do Flamengo
11. Parque do Flamengo
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25 local reviews
Parque do Flamengo, Flamengo
+55 21 96967-9339
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Leo
Em um dos maiores parques urbanos do mundo, projetado por Burle Max, voce vai encontrar pessoas se exercitando…
Keila
This is a lovely place to visit. Beach, sports, an amazing view from the Sugar Loaf. Perfect combination is in…
Rafaela
Aterro do Flamengo is known for being one of the biggest complex of recreation of the city: the place is ideal…
11. Parque do Flamengo
11. Parque do Flamengo
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25 local reviews
Parque do Flamengo, Flamengo
+55 21 96967-9339
Leo
Leo
Em um dos maiores parques urbanos do mundo, projetado por Burle Max, voce vai encontrar pessoas se exercitando, lendo, crianças brincando, c…
Keila
Keila
This is a lovely place to visit. Beach, sports, an amazing view from the Sugar Loaf. Perfect combination is in this place. Astonishing sunr…
Rafaela
Rafaela
Aterro do Flamengo is known for being one of the biggest complex of recreation of the city: the place is ideal for who wants to enjoy a sunn…
12. Devassa
12. Devassa
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15 local reviews
8 R. Bolívar, Copacabana
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+55 21 2236-0667
BarRestaurantFood
Lucas
A very nice bar close to the beach! Nice place to relax and get a beer with a wonderful sight. # Excelente bar…
Juliana & Daniel
Famous brand of bar of Rio, they make their own Devassa beer. Also, is in front of Copacabana beach.
Dorge Menezes
- This place has the view of the beach ahead, beyond the "Caipirinha", Bier, Meals, Snacks - Diese Bar hat den…
12. Devassa
12. Devassa
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15 local reviews
8 R. Bolívar, Copacabana
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+55 21 2236-0667
Lucas
Lucas
A very nice bar close to the beach! Nice place to relax and get a beer with a wonderful sight. # Excelente bar próximo à praia. Muito bom pa…
Juliana & Daniel
Juliana & Daniel
Famous brand of bar of Rio, they make their own Devassa beer. Also, is in front of Copacabana beach.
Dorge Menezes
Dorge Menezes
- This place has the view of the beach ahead, beyond the "Caipirinha", Bier, Meals, Snacks - Diese Bar hat den Blick auf den Strand vor, wo …