Praia Brava (Cabo Frio)

Praia Brava (Cabo Frio) - Brazil
© Rodrigo Soldon

South facing Praia Brava is relatively isolated from other beaches on the Cabo Frio peninsula. A small length of sand just a couple of hundred metres in length, it is backed by sloping hills providing a secluded feel.

This is one of the reasons Praia Brava has become popular with nudist bathers. To please all visitors, the beach is divided into two halves – one where clothing is not permitted, and another where clothing and electronic devices with cameras are permitted.

This part of the beach is particularly popular with surfers. The beach as a whole is mostly used by Brazilian families, although the Atlantic waters are colder than further along the coast on the beaches of Rio. It is yet to make it big with foreign visitors to the region

There’s little natural shade on Praia Brava, and no facilities, meaning beachgoers need to bring anything they may want with them. The best way to reach the beach is by car. There’s a small pay-for car park a short distance away.

Nearest town/city

Cabo Frio


  • Surfing

Nudist/naturist beach


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