This popular beach in Barra draws a wide variety of sun-seekers from across the city and is a convenient option if you're staying in the hotel districts of Ondina and Rio Vermelho, where rock outcroppings make swimming dangerous and pollution is often a problem. Chairs and umbrellas are available for rent, and you can purchase food from one of the many restaurants lining the promenade. Amenities: food and drink, lifeguards, toilets. Best for: partiers, surfing, sunset.
Av. Oceânica east of Santo Antônio da Barra, Salvador, 40140–130, Brazil