Ponta Negra Beach (Praia de Ponta Negra)
Ponta Negra Beach (Praia de Ponta Negra)

Ponta Negra Beach (Praia de Ponta Negra)

Free admission
Av Erivan Franca, Natal

The basics

Ponta Negra is widely considered the best stretch of sand in Natal and one of the best urban beaches in Northeastern Brazil. Most city sightseeing tours of Natal will include a stop at the beach, as well as other points of interest, like Forte dos Reis Magos and the historic city center. For a spectacular bird’s-eye view of the beach and surrounding sand dunes, opt for a parasailing flight; sea turtle and dolphin sightings are not uncommon. The small, consistent waves here are also excellent for beginner surfers.

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Things to know before you go

  • Ponta Negra is a must-see for beach lovers and first-time visitors to Natal.
  • Don’t forget to bring a swimsuit, beach towel, and sun protection.
  • Water temperatures stay around 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius) throughout the year.
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How to get there

To get to Ponta Negra, catch a taxi or bus marked “Ponta Negra” from along the Via Costeira south of Natal, or stop there on a private tour.

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When to get there

Natal’s equatorial climate means plenty of sunshine and beach-worthy temperatures throughout the year. The rainy season goes from mid-February to mid-August, but showers rarely last a whole day.

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Morro do Careca

Stroll to the south end of Ponta Negra and you’ll see the imposing Morro do Careca (Bald Hill), a towering sand dune with a steep face plummeting into the sea. These days, its sandy slopes can only be appreciated from the beach, to protect the dune from erosion and potential damage to the surrounding rain forest.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to Ponta Negra Beach (Praia de Ponta Negra)?
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