On the peninsula that seems more like an island, the beaches are the main stars. There are 23 little pieces of heaven, each with its unique charm and style. Geribá, the young crowd’s favorite, attracts surfers year round. While the calm waters of Tartaruga and João Fernandes beaches are more suitable for those travelling with little ones. The same goes for Ferradura, which features kayaks, banana boats …
The central waterfront, formed by the Canto, Armação and Praia dos Ossos beaches, has a scenery worthy of a fishermen’s village, peppered with colorful boats. Starting from there you can walk to the beautiful Azeda and Azedinha beaches, which are tiny and surrounded by lush vegetation. On the other side of town, great winds are a daily staple of Manguinhos and Rasa beaches, which are meeting points for windsurfers and kite surfers.
Ferradurinha (little horseshoe, in portuguese) is a tiny beach surrounded by mountains and cliffs, the beach is a beautiful cove with calm waters – sometimes green, sometimes blue – and fine white sand. The simple beach huts ensure drinks, snacks, chairs and umbrellas, as well as kayak and SUP (stand up paddle) rentals, which are a great way to explore the surrounding area. Access is by an easy path off the left corner of Geribá beach, which can be walked in five minutes. During the high season, parking can be difficult. Yes, it can be crowded on Holiday weekends, but at other times it is a marvelous place to spend a quiet day under an umbrella… The Buzios vacation home is just 800 meter away.
The cove with calm and cold waters is a favorite of families with children and fans of water sports. Besides the tranquility, the beach offers a full structure of kiosks on the left corner – in the menus, the choices range from shrimp patties and fish fingers to sea bass stew (moqueca) with coconut milk and palm oil. The fun is guaranteed by the banana-boat rides, kayaking, boat rides, as well as by the sailing schools that also rent equipment. If you want to relax you can get a massage among the rocks. The right corner is quieter and surrounded by waterfront mansions. Walking in this direction you will arrive at a small beach.
Long, with waves, clear waters and a wide strip of white sand, Geribá is one of the key points in Búzios and is a gathering ground for the young crowd that packs the inns and vacation homes. The beach is ideal for sports such as surfing, body boarding, foot volley, windsurfing and stand up paddle, in addition to flirting! The buzz is focused in front of the Fishbone Café, on the right corner, which features a bar, restaurant, pizzeria, fish grill and lounge where electronic music is played on holidays and during the summer, especially in late afternoon. Those traveling with the family with kids will find calmer seas on the left corner..
Plan a day here and enjoy the beauty of Praia do Forno, or Oven Beach, named for the red sand and because the reflection of heat off the rocks of the closed-in bay warm the air at the beach. very clear waters, perfect for snorkeling and fishing, especially near the rocky cliffs, with its natural pools. Birds all fighting for fish guts (completely entertaining).Families take over the beach during vacation and long weekends. look to your left, you’ll see a small beach bar If you give this “rough around the edges” little spot a chance, you will be in for the best camarones (shrimps) in olive oil and garlic and fried sardines.
Beautiful and wild, the beach is divided into two parts: on the first part, to the left, wild beach with serious Atlantic Ocean waves if you like waves or surf you certainly should go there. kiosks and restaurants with beautiful views of the sea. Even better is the Rocka Beach Bar with its fabulous food, massive amounts of chilled champagne, fresh oysters, comfortable sun loungers and impeccable service. A real eclectic group of folks makes people watching interesting and fun. Walking on the rocks you will reach the other side, which is quieter pleasant to swim and less crowded. From there you will find a trail leading to Olho de Boi beach, a nudist haven.
Access is via a dirt road off the main street of Búzios – José Bento Ribeiro Dantas Road – shortly before the Ferradura clover (pay attention the signage is poor).The beach has calm waters that are usually the warmest in the region, since it’s not bathed by the cold currents from Antarctica. Take some time to snorkel along the cliffs of the right corner.The gentle waves push to shore,turtle makes its way up the sand either unaware of your presence, or so intent on its mission that little could hinder the magic that is about to unfold. Along the long stretch of sand, kiosks for all tastes scatter tables, chairs and loungers around. The MPB soundtrack ensures total relaxation. Don’t leave before sunset.
The Azeda beach has calm and clear waters and is accessible by a cobblestone street and a wooden staircase from the Ossos beach. A nice alternative is to take a water-taxi from Ossos beach and take a quick and pleasant ride on the way to or from Azeda. On the right corner, a short and easy path near the rocks leads to the Azedinha beach – so tiny that it can be explored in about 40 steps. Azeda and Azedinha became Environmental Protection Areas and all kiosks and bars were removed from the sand. There are only makeshift boats that serve drinks and rent chairs and umbrellas. During the summer and on holidays the beach is very busy.
Skirted by inns, hotels and luxury condominiums, the beach has calm waters perfect for kayaking, as well as cliffs to practice snorkeling. Not by chance, it is a mandatory stop during schooner rides. The beach is a favorite of foreign tourists – especially the Argentinians – who enjoy the good infrastructure of bars and restaurants that serve snacks and dishes with lobster and shrimp. The kiosks sit on a plateau, but usually scatter tables and chairs on the sand – which is prohibited. If you would rather get away from the crowds that usually take over the place, walk to the right corner, which is a little quieter.
João Fernandinho is a tiny hundred meters long. One of the nicest beaches these calm and crystalline green waters and beautiful strip of sand and among the warmest in Buzios. accessible from the right corner of João Fernandes through the rocks or a path with steps on the hill. One of the biggest attractions is the cliffs covered in native vegetation that surround the beach and are sought after for snorkeling and spearfishing. you’ll find a warm welcome from the guys who run the rustic kiosks offer cold drinks and the most amazing fresh fish or lobster lunch, while the leafy almond trees ensure the shade.
The walk to Foca involves some effort but it’s really worthwhile visiting. Beautiful landscape of rocks and ocean. Natural pools are formed by the rocks. access isn’t very easy. The reward, though, is almost total privacy.
Access is not easy for the less sport-inclined. To get there, you’ll have to hike up and down a hill from Brava Beach. The view is of total wilderness. If you like naturalism, this beach is your ideal spot.