Beautiful Grumari Beach
Pristine and Environmentally Protected!
Grumari Beach lies at the end of a short coastal drive southwest of Rio de Janeiro. It's located in an environmental protection zone, and is buffered by mountains that seem to spring up from the ocean. Between the ocean and these mountains, lies a "restinga" or semi arid coastal scrub land full of dense vegetation.
It's pretty much deserted here during the week, but gets very crowded on weekends. Buses are not allowed to enter this area and they can only go as far as Prainha.
At the upper end of the beach is an area called "Abrica" where nude sunbathing is permitted. At the lower end of the beach are facilities and a very nice short nature trail that leads back into the restinga.
The water can be pretty rough here and is good for surfing. However, it's not as popular a surfer beach as is it's neighbor Prainha.
Insiders Tip - Now that the Surf Bus has suspended its operations, the best way to get to Grumari is by taxi from your hotel. Rather than hail a cab off the street, have the hotel staff help arrange a round trip fare from a reputable taxi driver. This way, after you are dropped off at the beach, you are assured of being picked up at the end of the day by the same cab driver. You don't want to be stranded far from your hotel! Negotiate a "fixed rate" with the cab driver who may take you before and after his shift starts/ends. For best results, make these arrangements a day in advance.
Enjoy the Photos of this Wonderful Beach !
Upper end of the beach, looking towards the nudist beach "Abrica"
Beach Lifeguard (Guarda Vida) who is part of the Fire Department (Bombeiros)
Rock Islands in the Atlantic Ocean
Lifeguard Tent (Guarda Vidas)
Lower part of the beach, where the road ends
Map of the Beach
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Insider's Tip - Before you pack your clothes or hit the beaches in Rio de Janeiro, find out what to take and what to leave behind, by visiting our Beach Tips page.
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