Ponta Negra Beach
Ponta Negra Beach
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Wonderful Urban Unique Bay Beach of 4 km of fantastic sand , in North Oeste of Brazil. It´s the nearest place to Africa , from the Latin American Continent , Climate Semi - Equatorial , Temperature 21 -33 graus in the four seasons , 300 days of sun in the year , constant wind to attenuete the heat and providing comfortable thermal sensation. Natal is a city with large areas of environmental preservation, without industries, factories, ship movements, helping to make sea water extremely clean. The "Morro do Careca" in the Ponta Negra Beach is a 110 meters high Dune that have behind the natural swimming pool without waves with a pleasant temperature (28 degrees) , a paradise for family with children , people that search Life Quality , here can make Stand Up , Swim in the Sea with group , can also see constantly dolphins or turtles. High quality Lodging and Food in quantity , culture , handcraft , every kind service for the tourist. Ponta Negra is one of the best beach in the world.
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Q4081DRannas
53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
Spent 10 days in front of this beach.. with Gorgeous view and Beautiful walking every morning.. large and very clean sand and warm water of this part of Atlantic Ocean. The surfer paradise along of the beach because of good waives.. and calm clean natural pool close to the Morro do Careca... will love to come back... ❤️
Written 11 March 2020
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WAK1234
Chapel Hill, NC14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2012 • Couples
Don't believe anything you hear about Natal being a "safe" place. We were robbed at gun point at 8:30 PM on the sidewalk right behind our hotel (Coral Plaza)! This is not a secluded place! There were several couples necking on the benches, and a few families strolling down the sidewalk. three young men approach me and my wife and ask for my wife's purse. When she refused, one of them pointed a gun at me, and the other yanked the purse from her arm, bruising her arm.

I am an experienced traveler, and have been to Sao Paulo and Rio many times. This is the very first time I am mugged at gun point. Why now? Because I knoe Sao Paul and Rio are dangerous and take the proper precautions, but believed Natal's undeserved reputation as a "safe" place. I was robbed at gun point less than 48 hours after arriving... Believe me, Ponta Negra in Natal is really dangerous.
Written 26 July 2012
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Luis b
Buenos Aires, Argentina1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Friends
I have been in Ponta Negra and Prai dos Artistas. Very dirty place, streets destroyed, many tras in every place, and the smell is terrible. Rats in the street and in the beach. The only good place to visit is DuNAS THE GENIPABU, AN MARACAJAU. POOR INFRAESTRUCTURE AND YOU WILL BE IN TROUBLES WITHOUT A CAR.
Many heavy sellers. I spend a lot o f money and the place is horrible!!
Written 7 January 2014
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JTPalazzoJr
Brazil159 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2012 • Business
Ponta Negra, of which you only see the forested headland in the ads, is a disaster unfortunately like most Brazilian urban beaches. The sand is full of broken glass from drunkard bottles and cups, and plastics fly everywhere. The Township has allowed for illegal building all the way to the sand, destroying the dunes and vegetation, and its 'beach walk" is being destroyed by the sea; rebuilding only makes it worse and brick and cement remains jut out of the sand. Vendors with pirate CDs of the worse Brazilian music tout their illegal trade with mobile loudspeaker trolleys which make staying close unbearable. All in all it sums up all I hate in Brazilian beachgoing: noise, filth, environmental detsruction, and mostly ugly people to top it. Go somewhere else if you´re smart and like neat places!
Written 28 September 2012
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Hohs
New York City, NY7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Solo
Never before have I seen such a terrible destroyed beach promenade full of trash. Disgusting. Here, for years done nothing to repiared the promenade. Every second coming beach vendors and beggars. Intrusive. Never again I'm going to this beach.
Written 17 March 2013
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Hian C
Natal, RN134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2011
Just check out all the Photos , you'll understand ! say no more!!
Written 22 March 2012
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mikesk0r
Natal, RN6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
The city government has decided that visitors to the beach would now have to pay 2 reais to take a shower and 2 reais to use a bathroom. These were free before. I noticed that one of the showers I passed had no water and someone had parked his motorcycle inside the shower area. But the worse consequence of this new pay system is that some of the hundreds of sellers who sell anything from crepes to bathing suits on the beach are now using surrounding side streets as toilets. Since even the main streets are rarely cleaned, there is a regular stench of human feces and urine in the area.
Written 23 April 2019
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mikesk0r
Natal, RN6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
I have been coming to this beach for a number of years and as time goes by I like it less and less. The natural setting of the beach is lovely, long stretches of sand, a high sand dune and ocean waves. But the man-made part is a disaster.

Loads of shabby shops and restaurants all hustling the few tourists who still come here. Smelly toilets and showers that sometimes work. Surrounding streets littered with rubbish, feces and screaming drug addicts who the police do nothing about. The beach is dominated by unlicensed vendors from the local favela/slum known as Villa. Hundreds of undocumented crepe vendors pushing shabby carts, bums, drug addicts sleeping in doorways. Eventually if you come here long enough you too will have negative encounters with this riff-raff most of whom seem to harbor a deep dislike of white gringoes who they blame for everything that is wrong in their own lives and wrong with their country.
I recommend staying away
Written 24 October 2018
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Cátia G
Lisbon, Portugal82 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
Ponta negra's beach could be amazing but due to the citizens bad atitude it is extremely dirty. In the morning, when the tyde is high, you can actually see the waves with a green foam, which for me is a signal of direct wastewater discharge in the ocean, totally disgusting . Also, you can't relax on the beach because there are always sellers passing by, screaming to sell their stuff. It is a shame that a urban beach with a great potential is being mistreated like that.
Written 4 January 2018
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RichardMF102
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2017 • Solo
Was walking back from the main strip towards our appartment(next to old five bar).

I thought earlier that the boat area looked dodgy. Anyway passing the boats on the way back, 3 small men (one was no more than 14) approached me. They'd been hiding in the boats. It was only 6:30pm but was dark. The first two men were armless. Then I saw the third behind me with a 10 inch knife.

I gave them the 20 reis I had. They let me keep my cards. Luckily I had no more on me as I erred on the side of caution when going out despite people telling me it's safe.

I assume they come from the favela near by. They scarper up the small alley ways from the beach.

They were nervous, and I assume that local drug gangs don't allow these assaults as the police are pretty much non existent.

Be vigilant and don't carry valuables at night especially when at the ends of the beaches.

As for the beach itself, warm water.. but the area of sand available is small. I liked my time here but it's not anything amazing.
Written 5 July 2017
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