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Address: Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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A private beach

We arrived at the end of a bumpy dirt road and walked down to the hill to find that we were alone on a beautiful yellow-red sand beach that seemed to go on for days. While it was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tim L

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17 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the end of a bumpy dirt road and walked down to the hill to find that we were alone on a beautiful yellow-red sand beach that seemed to go on for days. While it was too rough to swim there and there were rocks piled at either end, it was glorious to be walking in such a... More 

Thank Tim L
Vienna, Austria
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The beach is entirely deserted and beautiful but signs warn of strong currents. Snorkelling is good.

Thank Travelling C
San Francisco, California
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70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Extremely beautiful being from the start. If you wait for the tide to come down you can even see these natural pools that are incrieble. Worth going

Thank kopec123
Sao Paulo, SP
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121 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Lion Beach is one of the greatest beaches to see the views and enjoy different types of rocks ( at least 3) at the same place, not crowded it is a place for contemplation.

Thank BLB2013
South America
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157 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The beach is huge and empty, not far from souewest beach access. Turtles lay their eggs here as it is a huge beach. The currents and waves can be strong so be careful, on rough days good swimmers and or life jacket recommended. It is almost empty and goes on for a long way, perfect for a remote, beautiful, beach... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Gorgeous, long beach, near Sancho and the Dois Irmaos (Two Brothers). To the far left, there is a trail that will give you a beautiful view of the Dois Irmaos. Respect nature, and do not swim in the pools.

Thank dfkmcinerney
Itatiba - SP
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96 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

The beach is amazing, but the water is very agitated and not appropriate for bath. I recommend to visit the place only and take some pictures.

Thank Jule2008
San Jose
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127 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We took a taxi here, and then walked back to Sueste Beach afterwards to get a ride back. Probably a 10 minute walk to get down to the beach and another 15 to walk to Sueste. It is a really pretty beach to see though, maybe the prettiest on the island. They don't want you swimming or even wading here... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Very beautiful beach, but not swim friendly. There are lots of swells and it's very dangerous. Wouldn't recommend swimming there. Also, no shadows available.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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103 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

In my humble opinion THIS is the true best beach in the island.! A smaller island on its front, many fishes and a small coral reef on its left side... a true Paradise!

Thank Roberto F

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