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Praia Farol da Barra

Avenida Oceania | Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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  • Poor2%
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“nice beach” (15 reviews)
“the reefs” (3 reviews)
“clear water” (6 reviews)
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Avenida Oceania | Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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"nice beach"
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"the reefs"
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"clear water"
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"evening walk"
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"todos santos"
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"beautiful water"
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"amazing spot"
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"beautiful sunset"
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"take pictures"
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"maritime museum"
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"salvador city"
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"lighthouse"
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"rocks"
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"waves"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long beautiful beach Few people in the sourroundings, at least at this point of the year. Windy all the time. Chairs/umbrellas services are available. No toilets/ shower available.

Thank Guillex13
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Just arrived and applied sun tan lotion. Distracted by a man selling water and blinded by the sun. At that moment our rugsac was stolen by a young man. We ran after him and tried to get people to stop him but he dissapeared into...More

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Porto da Barra beach is one of Salvado's main natural deligths. Cool water and no waves, just in front of the beautiful Itaparica Island and sided by two of our ancient fortresses, it's a impossible to miss, spot.

Thank camilob593
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful water and beautiful people just wanting to relax and stay cool. It's also the perfect place to enjoy the Bahian sunset along the water.

Thank Devonta W
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The beach has a beautiful sunset but it was way too crowded to sit down and the entire place reeked of urine and marijuana. Definitely not a place for relaxation or children. Skip!

Thank Max B
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Probably this one of the best beaches close to Salvador. The ocean is quite calm and warm enough to swim.

Thank Rodrigo C
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this beach in salvodar.. this is surrounded by good restaurants and bar .. most of the local spend time here to take walk and play in the beach.. police force is all over the place , makes more safe for outsiders.. and enjoyed...More

Thank Mohamed S
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Farol da Barra is an amazing beach in Salvador. You have places there with strong waves for surfing and calm ones safer for kids. I strong discourage you to go there on Sunday, specially when there is no cloud on the sky cause its super...More

Thank Fabricio B
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

I visited the beach walking arround. It is a good place to walk and take pictures due our nature beauty. I fell safety during the day. As a open place i do not know how it is at night. There is a museum in Barra...More

Thank EduardoFurtado
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Nice beach where locals and tourists visit. There is a fort nearby which well preserved. Great area to sit and enjoy the ocean and the people of Bahia.

Thank Shawn R
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