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Address: Av. Atlantica s/n, Balneario Camboriu, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
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Nice front city beach

This is a very nice beach right in front of the city's downtown. The sand shore is not so large, but the water is relatively calm and the temperature wasn't so cold. Without a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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96 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice beach right in front of the city's downtown. The sand shore is not so large, but the water is relatively calm and the temperature wasn't so cold. Without a doubt, the proximity to the city and the hotels make this beach one of the most convenient and easily accessible ones. Totally recommended.

Thank juniorfsonile
Balneario Camboriu, SC
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46 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The central beach is where the things happens, but the beach is a little dirty. Easily you can see pigeon on the sand instead of seagulls. If you want to go to the beach, you have a lot of better options to the south and the north like a Praia Brava, Taquaras, Estaleiro and Estaleirinho.

Thank Rafael_SC
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The central Beach in Camboriu resembles more a big city than a place to relax. There are many tall buildings and between December and February can get really crowded. Sometimes people have to fight to find a place in the sand. I do recommend going there for a walk though, as there are many shops, restaurants, bars and cafés. You... More 

Thank Giulia G
Pleasanton, California
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Great beach.Lots of places along the beach to buy a beer. Nice glass building to look at. Great restaurants.

Thank Craig M
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The beach is in a beautiful location. The water is calm and the temperature of the water was very comfortable. There are many good restaurants reasonably priced. By all means try the national drink called "caipirinha". Water was dirty in the central region of the city; the north end was much cleaner.

Thank lubeck27
Sao Paulo, SP
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142 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Nice beach. Some times isn't proper for bathing but the place is beautiful warm and charming. It's the place to go for a walk, jog or just to see others.

Thank Tiago P
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210 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Being the center of what happens in a city that is a favorite among locals and international guests, it is not surprising that you find a lot of shows and action going on here. Wintertime (June-July) it is rather quite, but in the summer it is crowded.

Thank Thomas H
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Maybe not the best beach in balneario. Still deserves 5 stars. We were 5m walking from this beach so we went a few times. It was very touristic and maybe that's why the reviews aren't as good as other beaches. The view is amazing. The water was great and at night there's no words to describe. U can see the... More 

Thank Jimmy J
Belo Horizonte, MG
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

The Central beach is a great beach for walking. Love this beach,but not so much in December and January. Best to visit in March or April,not so many people and the weather is still warm. As the beach is long ..at the southern end the water is calmer and at the northern end there are more waves. Nice beach to... More 

Thank Carol R
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Very busy in peak times, this is a great option for those seeking Rio-style entertainment and views, without the surrounding favelas and probably about half the cost of Rio. Very nice and differing attractions at each end of the beach, well worth making the effort to see it all. A long promenade with a one-way Avenue Atlantica (Atlantic Avenue). Plenty... More 

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