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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  • For me, Praia do Leao is besides Baia do Sancho one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. Crystal clear water, calm, clean, nature! Take the bus to Sueste to the final station, from there it.....  more »
  • I recommend taking great care with the sea currents, the beauty of the islands in this beach invite you to a dangerous snorkel. Better to enjoy the peace and watch the nurseries in the coral pools.  more »
  • A place like all Noronha, amazing, full of surprises, on this beach I spotted a shark of 1, 5m but they do not attack, but of course it is not good to stay close, a beautiful view, which possesses a restriction points by having the sea a little strong and can pull people inside Him. Beautiful to visit and meet, but has other beaches better for bathing
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  • Beautiful beach of the sea outside in Fernando de Noronha. Warm water beach at low tide. Very nice!!!
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