Praia do Leão, Fernando de Noronha

#7 of 26 in Parks in Fernando de Noronha
Beach · Nature / Park
Frequently listed in “Top 10” lists, this is the wildest of all Fernando de Noronha’s beaches, and the least busy. More often than not, when you visit it will be just you and a lonesome lifeguard at his post. Located on the southeast side of the island, when you look out at the “outside sea” you can’t help but notice the beach’s namesake, a large rock formation resembling a sea lion in repose. Praia do Leão has the highest rate of sea turtle spawning in the area, and while there are heavy regulations in place to protect the animals, it is possible for you to witness the hatchlings make their way over the reddish sands to the ocean. The raw beauty of Praia do Leão makes this awesome event all the more special. Add Praia do Leão to your Fernando de Noronha travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Fernando de Noronha day trip planning website.
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  • The beach is beatiful, you can see the blue water and the rocky formation, also is a beach where turtles put their eggs. The sea is very strong and dangerous,so swimming is not allowed, you can only.....  more »
  • Lion Beach is about a km walk from PIC Sueste. Yet another amazing beach in Noronha. We got there at the end of the day and it was literally empty.  more »
  • Um lugar como toda Noronha, incrível, cheio de surpresas, nessa praia avistei um tubarão de 1,5m mas eles não atacam, mas claro que não é bom ficar por perto, uma vista linda, que possui uns pontos de restrição por ter o mar um pouco forte e pode puxar as pessoas para dentro dele. Lindo para visitar e conhecer, mas tem outras praias melhores para banho
  • Linda praia do mar de fora em Fernando de Noronha. Praia de águas mornas na maré baixa. Muito agradável!!!

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