Dunas Beach

Praia das Dunas

Good for Relax
 / 10 Excellent
#25 out of 375
in Rio de Janeiro



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+26 oC +19 oC
Air temperature
4.8 M/S
+24 oC
Water temperature
1.3 M
Wave height

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Beach overall scores

Very good
"This beach is stunning and well-maintained, definitely worth a visit in person."
Ethan Jameson
"The beach is pleasant, but it's on the narrow side and tends to get quite crowded."
Liam Kessler
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"This beach is stunning and well-maintained, definitely worth a visit in person."
Ethan Jameson
"The beach is pleasant, but it's on the narrow side and tends to get quite crowded."
Liam Kessler
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Beach surroundings


  • Morro da Guia 17 min walk
  • Forte de S├úo Mateus 22 min walk
  • Praia do Foguete 27 min walk
  • Ilha do Japon├¬s 29 min walk


  • CFB 6.2km
  • Rodovi├íria de Cabo F... 16 min walk


  • Cabo Frio 1.3km
  • Rio de Janeiro 121.7km

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Questions and answers

What is the water and sand quality of the Dunas Beach?

The Dunas Beach is covered with soft snow-white fine sand, which covers the entire cost. It's very clean, the surface is pure and unmixed. Turquoise and clear water sparkles in the sun. The entrance to the water is also very convenient, covered with excellent fine sand.

What are the key activities at Dunas Beach?

For the main activity - sunbathing, there are no sun loungers on the Dunas Beach, so you need to take personal items with you and there is no natural shade, so be careful on a hot day.

The Dunas Beach is also suitable for the following water activities:

  • Kite and windsurfing
  • Surfing

Activities available on the ground:

  • Beach volleyball

Is the Dunas Beach good for swimming?

The entrance to the water is very smooth, the bottom is comfortable. The prevalence of sharks in the area is low. In the season the beach is attended by lifeguard.

Dunas Beach does not have a wave-protected swimming area, but there are usually no strong waves during the season.

So the overall recommendation of the Dunas Beach for swimming is positive.

Is the Dunas Beach good for families?

Family travelers should consider the following features of the beach. On the beach, there are minimal sufficient amenities such as sun loungers or beach bar. It's covered with pure soft sand and the entrance to the water is very smooth.

Is the Dunas Beach secluded and good for relaxing?

The region of the Dunas Beach is not one of the mass tourism destinations, but is still popular with solo travelers. There are several buildings near the beach. During the high season, the beach can get very crowded, making it an unsuitable place for those looking for a relaxing holiday.

The following features add extra points:

  • Picturesque views of the sea and the surrounding nature

Is there any food or beverages in the area of Dunas Beach?

The bar is located right on the Dunas Beach.

What is the closest accommodation to the Dunas Beach?

There are 2388 places to stay in the Dunas Beach area.

The most popular other types of accommodations nearby:

How far is the Dunas Beach from parking?

The Dunas Beach has a parking spot. It is not very large, so in high season it can be busy. The approximate distance from parking is less than 100 metres.

Are there any attractions nearby Dunas Beach?

There are 4 attractions near Dunas Beach that are popular with travelers. The nearest are Morro da Guia located in 1.3 km. See the attractions section for details.

What is the best time of the year to visit Dunas Beach?

The month with the highest temperature in Dunas Beach is January. Its average value reaches 28┬░C. The warmest sea is in March, the average value is 26┬░C. The coldest month is July with air temperature 24┬░C and water 22┬░C. See more details in weather section.

Is the beach good for sunbathing?

Dunas Beach (Rio de Janeiro) is not fully equipped for sunbathing. However, if you are not picky and are willing to spread out on a towel, you can sunbathe here as well. The natural shade will allow you to hide from the scorching sun in the peak of its activity. Well, the photos of our visitors will be the best proof of that, all the available photos of the beach are above.Dunas Beach (Rio de Janeiro) is a place for true nature lovers, but if you like sunbathing on the beach, then this location is not the best option. There are no sunbeds and umbrellas, and even there is no natural shade to hide you from the scorching sun. From positives, the presence of sand, on which you can sit comfortably. But do not forget sunscreen for this place, such a recommendation is relevant. Photos of the beach you can see above. All photos are taken by our visitors personally.

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