Beaches

The waters of Morro’s four conveniently named main beaches are mostly calm, shallow and warm, and their sands are narrow and swallowed by the high tides. Tiny Primeira Praia is lined with pousadas (guesthouses), occasionally hosts lively football matches on the sand, and has a decent surf break. Deep Segunda Praia (500m) is the ‘action’ beach, with pousadas, restaurants, nightclubs and a sea of tables and chairs. Pousadas and anchored boats dominate one end of Terceira Praia (1km). Once you pass a pair of restaurants, Quarta Praia (2km) is a long, lovely stretch of sand graced by tall, swaying palms. For even more isolated peace, continue on at low tide to Praia do Encanto (5km) or further down the island to Garapuá.