Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha

Unwind at Baia do Sancho, a secluded beach and bay on UNESCO-protected Fernando de Noronha Island. Repeatedly voted the world's best beach, this stretch of sand lies nestled in a sheltered cove with crystal-clear emerald waters. Rocky slabs in the central part of the water support a diversity of marine life and provide excellent snorkeling opportunities. Observe sea turtles and corals, and enjoy swimming without damaging the wildlife. Accessible by boat or via a narrow staircase down the cliffs, the beach is home to native plants and birds. From February to June, rainwater forms two waterfalls spouting from the clifftop. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fernando de Noronha using our trip planner.
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  • Clear waters, two schools of sardines, small sharks and a lot of life in the small corals. Can be reached from the sea and from the cliffs.  more »
  • The beach was so amazing and was very clean compared to all the beaches I went to in the United States. It was a trip going there because there is a lot of walking but it is so worth it.  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. White sdnad and turquoise water, excellent for snorkeling. Best way there is by boat, but you can go down the steep cliffs using the metal ladder.....it is a little claustrophobic though!
  • So funnnn!!!!!!!
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