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Great beach when not busy

Frances Beach is probably the best public beach in the Maceió area with a warm, calm sea and golden... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
markhdigital
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Bushey, United Kingdom
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Good option

Of the two beaches I went to in Maceio (Gauxuma and Frances) this one was better. It is a... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
Ryan W
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Santiago, Chile
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Avenida Verdes Mares, Marechal Deodoro, State of Alagoas 57160-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Frances Beach is probably the best public beach in the Maceió area with a warm, calm sea and golden sandy (and clean) beach. As it’s public there’s no escaping constant people hawking stuff but unlike other beaches in the area it never felt we were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

From the moment you get close, the locals swarm you asking for buying everything you can imagine. It is a beautiful place but be prepared to say , no thank you , every five seconds. Very few places to park and off course you have...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Of the two beaches I went to in Maceio (Gauxuma and Frances) this one was better. It is a relatively long beach with a fun vibe. The water is clear and beautiful. Touts are constantly coming by selling stuff, but they aren~t pushy. Chairs and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We visited Frances Beach as part of a shore excursion from Maceio. This is a very beautiful beach with restaurants and lots of souvenir shopping. We had some drinks at a local restaurant on the beach and watched the surf come and go and we...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Visit this beach - it's beautiful. The beach is generally quiet in comparison and there is not much rubbish about. The sea varies along the coast. Offering bathing and surf. Make sure you visit.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Brazilian vibe (lots of vendors) which is perhaps not to everybody´s taste, lovely warm sea, safe bathing including for small children, Only one hotel (Punta Verde). the beach, to my mind, is spoilt by the presence of "barracas" - sort of scruffy lookiing edifications posing...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank John P
Reviewed 22 January 2017

- Fantastic place to visit. - White sand and no waves in the sea. - Very good for children and aged people. - Many bars and restaurant where you can sit on the beach and eat and drink well.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

A combination of a surfers paradise with a protective reef area great for families. Clean with services and security. Very popular on weekends.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank BrazilBum
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Very nice beach with calm water in one side and nice waves in the other side, a lot of beaches restaurant, fair prices excellent drinks and goooood food. a lot of people trying to sale everything. Good for swimming, snorkeling, sup, and safety for kids.You...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Antonio C
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

A great option if your on the Alagoas coast, good for the family, solo traveler, or even for a getaway with friends. A safe and secure beach to swim in or stand up paddle. Plenty of options to have something to eat or drink. One...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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