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Very simple but fun

Go there right from the beach. When high season the beach is packed and so is this place, so if you... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Tim A
Great place for pictures

Great place for taking pictures. Close to it there is an area on the beach with no waves and... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Dulciano C
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5 Oct 2018
“Very simple but fun”
31 Jul 2017
“Great place for pictures”
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

Go there right from the beach. When high season the beach is packed and so is this place, so if you are to get a selfie, get in line!

Thank Tim A
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Great place for taking pictures. Close to it there is an area on the beach with no waves and shallow water. Great place for kids. I suggest that the readers do not stay here at night with cameras or cell phones.

Thank Dulciano C
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The beaches of Cabo Frio are much different and nicer than the beaches of Rio with white, squeaky sand. The small fort overlooks the bay and offers great views. Lovely.

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Nice destination after a walk on a beach. It is inicely positioned so you can see all the Cabo Frio beach from that location.

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Old replica-not replica...If you have issues climbing it may prove a challenge. there are no stairs, one must ascend the rocks to to fort. Once inside, there are a few cannon and not much else. Great views though. Fish on the bay side...

Thank G S
Reviewed 22 July 2015

I had been to Cabo Frio before and did not have a good impression. All the fishing boats tucked away behind the fort and the nice beach changed my opinion, What a cute town! If there was a fee it was minimal. can't remember!

Thank johnny s
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

I liked this little fort on the rock outcrop, but it could really do with some upkeep. It could be a really great museum. Currently it's a little run down. The views of the the surrounding area are pretty good from the fort.

Thank adammawright
Reviewed 27 November 2013

A reminder of days gone by, the fort is situated high on a rocky hill overlooking the bay in Cabo Frio. If you have trouble climbing on rocks, it is not for you. The fort is not easily accessed by older visitors or those having...More

Thank G S
Reviewed 21 June 2012

Very small piece of history with outstanding vistas! Located on a rocky outcropping the fort provides views of Praia do Forte, Dunas as well as Cabo Frio and Arraial do Cabo. Beach goes all the way around the bay to Dunas. Close to the fort,...More

Thank G S
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