The beach is near the mouth of river Formoso, which throws its dark water into the Ocean and which also has very favorable conditions for the growth of mangroves in the region. Carneiros Beach means "Beach of the Sheep" in Portuguese, and while the name isn't very attractive, the beach often competes for title of the most beautiful beach in the state.
The wild landscape is almost unchanged since the beginning of the century, and is one of the key features of this beach which makes it so attractive. The estuary here is interesting, beautiful and somewhat rare as well. The waters spill from the river into the ocean and pass over a wall of reefs that forms an area of calm water where coral reefs and mangroves dominate the scenery. The white sands of the beach, with coconut trees lining the shoreline and crystal clear seas are pitted against the dark waters of the Formoso River, it's a scene of true natural beauty.
If you are in Porto de Galinhas, this is one of the top beaches recommended to visitors, and probably one of the most beautiful beaches along the coast of Pernambuco and perhaps even in Brazil. The beach is over one hundred kilometers from Recife, requiring a little of pre planning. If you have a car, take BR-101 south, or take one of the many buses that runs down the coast daily. The beach is a little difficult to access as it does have a ten kilometer part of unpaved road before reaching the beach. It's a highly recommened trip though.
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Map of Carneiros BeachAddress: Praia dos Carneiros - PE
Activities near to Carneiros Beach
|Guadalupe Beach (beach) -
Calm waters, sand banks, coral reefs and several black rocks along Guadalupe Beach make up it's shoreline. The calm waters provide an ideal place to harbor small boats, so there are frequently small boats anchored off shore here. Tall coconut trees line the 3 km long stretch of beach, where few visitors frequent making it an ideal place to relax on the south coast of Pernambuco.
Distance: 2.55km from the Carneiros Beach
|Tamandaré Beach (beach) -
This is a glorious beach and especially during the summer months of January through February, which also sees many national bands playing on the beach stages. During most of the year, Tamandaré Beach is dominated by the tranquility of the calm green waters and blessed by the sun of the northeast. For those who love walking, Tamandaré Beach offers some great scenery, with coconut trees lining one side of the...|
Address: Tamandaré - PE
Distance: 3.81km from the Carneiros Beach
|Boca da Barra Beach (beach) -
Two small rivers flow into the ocean here, forming a shoal, or sandbar which is made up of sand and silt from the rivers. The wetland areas around here are made up of ocean sand making life easier for those who want a closer look at the vegetation and the inhabitants of the swamp, without bogging down in mud. In Boca da Barra beach when the tide is high, everyone should be careful as it is deep and catch people off ...|
Address: Tamandaré - PE
Distance: 8.23km from the Carneiros Beach
|Barra de Sirinhaém, Guaiamum and Gamela Beaches (beach) -
These beaches are all part of the same bay and have been grouped together, since visiting one, often means visiting all of them. Brazil is known for all of it's beaches and Recife has plenty to choose from. There are several restaurants, bars and inns around this area, making it possible to spend the entire day here without having to bring food and drinks. The possibility of spending several days her...|
Address: Prefeitura Municipal de Sirinhaém Rua Sebastião Chaves, 342 - Sirinhaém - PE,
Distance: 9.92km from the Carneiros Beach
|Toquinho Beach (beach) -
Has a fine and sandy beach and is almost a peninsula itself, with strong and high waves on the ocean side and calmer waters on Sirinhaém River, which allows private boat moorings, and a beautiful grove. Toquinho Beach is a reef barrier similar to the Muro Alto Beach. Access it via a dirt road from Serrambi, with a gated community and private luxury condominiums very near the beach, and roughly 80 km from down...|
Address: Praia de Toquinho - PE, 55590-000
Distance: 11.88km from the Carneiros Beach
|Porto Beach (beach) -
Access is difficult to this beach, but those who do make the trip are enchanted by a nearly untouched beach, Porto Beach. From Recife it is a 120km trip, with the final 10km being on a clay road that was formerly used to transport sugarcane crops. It's also possible to access the beach via dune buggies, which are always a favorite method of transportation in the northeast. There is no infrastructure once y...|
Distance: 12.82km from the Carneiros Beach
|Cacimbas Beach (beach) -
A wide and straight line strip of sand with a beautiful grove defines this beach pretty well. Those seeking a quiet place to bath have come to the right place, this beach is great for swimming and has calm waters, ideal for wading out into the ocean. During high tide, the main attraction of this beach appears, which is a 50 meter stretch of sandstone rock near the beach which has small caves and fills with water to create...|
Address: Praia de Cacimbas Recife
Distance: 14.71km from the Carneiros Beach
|Várzea do Una Beach (beach) -
This gorgeous beach is the floodplain of the district one, yet is only 10:00 minutes from the city center of São José da Coroa Grande - Pernambuco, a beach where you can enjoy tranquility and privacy of all, there you find a community of fishermen very hospitable. A fair distance from Recife, this beach is almost 120 km from the city center and getting there requires taking a boat to cross the river of Una. &...|
Address: São José da Coroa Grande - PE
Distance: 15.85km from the Carneiros Beach
|Serrambi Beach (beach) -
The name means "Little Bay". A small cove near the mouth of the river Maracaípe. Reefs, many trees, quiet waters, and areas of mangrove highlight this beach.
Reefs all along. Several condos are being built, making access to the best beaches harder. Distance from Recife: 67 km.
Between Enseadinha and Cacimbas
A beach vacationers typically, Serrambi Maracaípe nei...|
Address: Praia de Serrambi, s/n Ipojuca
Distance: 17.29km from the Carneiros Beach
|Enseadinha Beach (beach) -
The name means "Little Bay", and it is literally a small bay near the mouth of the Maracaípe river. Situated between Maracaípe Beach 10730 and Serrambi Beach 10732, the many coral reefs, palm trees, coconut trees, cashew nut trees, and areas of mangrove make it a gorgeous place to spend time.
The mouth of the Maracaípe River forms a "Enseadinha", or calm waters with coral re...|
Address: Cabo de Santo Agostinho - PE
Distance: 18.12km from the Carneiros Beach
|Coroa Grande Beach (beach) -
The name means "Big Crown"; "crown" is a reference to the rocky formations which become visible during the low tides, trapping the water and forming natural pools. This beach belongs to the city of São José da Coroa Grande. The city is quiet but offers a good structure of hotels and restaurants.
São José is the last city before the border with Alagoas; right across the border, there is the city o...|
Address: São José da Coroa Grande - PE
Distance: 22.58km from the Carneiros Beach
Restaurants near to Carneiros Beach
Ingá is a Wine restaurant that is roughly 59.59km from Carneiros Beach and can be found at BR 101 Sul, s/n
Barazzone is a Pizzeria restaurant that is roughly 61.59km from Carneiros Beach and can be found at Av. Bernardo Vieira de Melo, 1250
Acqua is a Seafood restaurant that is roughly 61.59km from Carneiros Beach and can be found at Av. Bernardo Vieira de Melo, 1624
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