We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share
Review Highlights
Great place for families and surfing

Water is as clear as it can get. White sands and very nice waves too. Water is usually cold but... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
agringoinrio
,
rio de janeiro
via mobile
Gorgeous

Praia Grande is large beach with a lot of restaurants nearby, some of them , the best. White sand... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Houston_TxFriend
,
Houston-Tx
via mobile
Read all 3,052 reviews
1,824
All photos (1,824)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fine sand”(2 reviews)
“white sand”(4 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
25°
20°
Nov
28°
22°
Dec
29°
22°
Jan
Contact
Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de Janeiro 28930-000, Brazil
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Arraial do Cabo
from US$130.00
More Info
from US$175.00
More Info
from US$110.00
More Info
Reviews (3,052)
Filter reviews
35 results
Traveller rating
14
13
3
4
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
14
13
3
4
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fine sand white sand beautiful beach waves chairs cooler vendors water praia cabo arraial
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 35 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Water is as clear as it can get. White sands and very nice waves too. Water is usually cold but nothing that a good wetsuit won't solve. Avoid going there during summer. A lot of people and not enough parking spaces. Great food served on...More

Thank agringoinrio
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Praia Grande is large beach with a lot of restaurants nearby, some of them , the best. White sand and blue Atlantic ocean It's really beautiful! Better to spend a day and eat in one of the .any local RESTAURANT and eat muqueca ( fish...More

1  Thank Houston_TxFriend
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Simply amazing! Totally recommend to go with family or friends. A good place to sunbathe and have a nice day. Unforgettable!

Thank Pili G
Reviewed 27 March 2018

This is a beautiful beach if you don't look down at your feet at all the trash left behind or that washes up from the water. Aggressive vendors and the food was not any good (we got fish, salad and french fries - barely edible)....More

Thank LizzyHS
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Despite the fact that the water is indeed colder than most of the other beaches around, me and my girlfriend were lucky to visit Praia Grande on March 2018, as at this time it was warm as any other one in Arraial - in addition,...More

Thank renangenova
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Don't be fooled white beautiful sands. Clear water!! But the water is so freezing that only looses to Brighton Beach UK.

Thank Licia D
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

This is the worst beach in Arraial do Cabo. The water is extremely cold ( colder than the others) and it’s really dirty. The locals said that it was because of the New Year’s party, but its dirty is highly disparate from de others. Besides,...More

Thank Sâmara H
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous beach, white and fine sand, but be prepared for the freezing cold water! Totally worth the visit though. Sand can get quite hot so maybe a good idea to wear sandals instead of flip flops.

Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The beach looks nice, large and impressive, only two blocks from our pousada. However, we were assalted by very agressive, persistent vendors from the local quiosques, trying to convince you to get in even before reaching the beach. I still can't help thinking that one...More

Thank MTMira
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We visited Praia Grande during the beginning of March. Was not crowded at all. The beach is awesome. White and very fine sand, transparent waters and some waves, makes this beach an excellent spot to visit. Try some of the Kiosks selling fish and seafood...More

Thank My_trips_around
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 11 nearby hotels
Pousada Caminho do Sol
622 reviews
.11 km away
Varandas ao Mar Hotel
368 reviews
.29 km away
Pousada Terra do Sol
176 reviews
.31 km away
Pousada Eu Amo Arraial
1 review
.61 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 201 nearby restaurants
Sol na Cozinha
441 reviews
.13 km away
Bar Nosso Cantinho
151 reviews
.07 km away
Restaurante Meu Xodo
560 reviews
.20 km away
Restaurante Por Do Sol
349 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 76 nearby attractions
Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia
1,319 reviews
.79 km away
Brava Beach
393 reviews
.03 km away
Mirante da Boa Vista
101 reviews
.98 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Praia Grande staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines