Praia de Ponta Negra

Beach in Natal

Praia de Ponta Negra, at the far south end of town, is the nicest stretch of sand in Natal and one of the most appealing big-city beaches in the Northeast. Framed by tall dunes at both ends, it's 3km long and lined with beach bars, with the city's best selection of hotels, pousadas and restaurants in the streets behind. The surf here is consistent, if small.