Vermelha Beach, Rio de Janeiro

4.2
Nestled in a small cove between two mountains, Vermelha Beach is one of Rio de Janeiro's smallest beaches, but it is also one of its most distinctive. Unlike the fine white sand of Rio's other beaches, Vermelha Beach's sand is a beautiful reddish yellow--hence the name, "Red Beach." Directly behind the beach is a pleasant park where you can enjoy the shade or take the cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain. A 2 km (1.2 mi) adventure trail also begins at the beach, taking you through a short stretch of tropical rainforest populated by monkeys and lush plant life. To visit Vermelha Beach and other attractions in Rio de Janeiro, use our Rio de Janeiro road trip planning app .
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  • A small beach at the starting point of the cable car. Nevertheless, it is relatively quiet there. There is also a military base and a great military restaurant, which is open to the public.
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  • I didn't end up getting on the beach itself, in the sand and in the water but I stayed outside and the scenery is very beautiful, with the sugar loaf on the side, and around it's very quiet.
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  • One of the best beaches in Rio de Janeiro. It is framed by mountains on the left and right. You have even a sugarloaf mountain view. And the best: The sand consists of tiny semi-transparent balls. Like mini crystals.
  • Great beach, more relaxed than the bigger more popular beaches. We rented two beach chairs and a umbrella for R$20 and easy access to many cheap drinks provided by vendors. Awesome views of the Sugar loaf mountain.
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