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At 14 km away from the center of Natal, Ponta Negra Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Northeast region. Its name [black tip] comes from the dark rocks that surround it. The coastal strip has an extension of around 4 km and is pretty busy, both day and night. The beach has an excellent touristic infrastructure and gathers a great number of stalls, restaurants, inns, and stores.
Next to Via Costeira, the Beach is mostly empty and the sea is calmer, attracting families. Here, Stand Up Paddle (SUP) is a good call. In the right corner, it attracts more people. In this corner you can find Morro do Careca, a 120-meters tall dune that is a very well-known landscape of Natal. At night, many people go to the bars in Alto da Ponta Negra to enjoy the city’s nightlife.
In the restaurants, shrimp is one of the most popular delicacies, but other delicious food are also served, such as baião de dois (rice and beans, jerked beef and cheese) and carne de sol (salted meat left in a covered place to dry – a local kind of jerked beef).
Ride in a buggy to the near-by dunes.
The hotels by the Beach offer free wifi to their guests.
Tourist Police Station: +55 (84) 3232-7404
Due to the high temperatures, the use of sun block is recommended.
At night, avoid walking alone in the Beach.
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte
The buses do not transit by the sea coast of Ponta Negra, but lines 46, 54, 83 and 66 pass by Roberto Freire Avenue, which is close to the Beach. This app can help you choose your itinerary.