Its calm, clear waters and long stretch of sand make Praia do Forte very popular. On summer weekends it's jammed with colorful beach umbrellas, swimmers, sun lovers, and food kiosks that extend their services to tables on the sand. Be prepared to deal with all kinds of vendors, some of them obnoxiously insistent, some of them selling unique souvenirs. After dark during the summer, there's live music (and dancing) on the beach. Amenities: food and drink. Best
for: swimming; partiers.
Cabo Frio, Brazil