With rustling palms and a relative lack of buildings, Praia Atalaia Nova (6km across the Rio Sergipe, southeast of the center), is generally calmer than the city beaches to the south, namely Praia dos Artistas (7km), Praia Atalaia (9km) and Praia Aruana (11km). These beaches are heavily developed but are popular with locals; they are also good sources of inexpensive seafood. Further south, Praia do Refúgio (18km) is the prettiest and most secluded beach nearby.