Vermelha Beach, Rio de Janeiro

4.3
#12 of 36 in Beaches in Rio de Janeiro
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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  • Overall, Vermelha Beach aka the red beach is an underrated beach with amazing views and is another worthwhile place to visit for those in the area. It is literally within walking distance of the... 
    Overall, Vermelha Beach aka the red beach is an underrated beach with amazing views and is another worthwhile place to visit for those in the area. It is literally within walking distance of the...  more »
  • Not too crowded on weekdays. Public restrooms just off the beach. Limited food vendors but a very nice restaurant at the end of the beach. You can take the bus or a taxi. It's just a short way... 
    Not too crowded on weekdays. Public restrooms just off the beach. Limited food vendors but a very nice restaurant at the end of the beach. You can take the bus or a taxi. It's just a short way...  more »
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  • Super dirty beach and sea. Do not waist your time going there.
  • Nice beach but many times the water is a bit too dirty.

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