Icarai Beach is a beach located in the Icarai neighborhood, in the municipality of Niteroi ( Niteroi is a city in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. called “The Smile City”- Cidade Sorriso, Niteroi , is one of the great Brazilian summer destinations ) , in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Icarai Beach is the most famous beach in the city and It houses two rock formations that are landmarks of the city: Pedra de Itapuca and Pedra do Indio, as well as two important art deco buildings: the Icarai Cinema and the Rectory of the Fluminense Federal University. It is situated in Guanabara Bay. It usually hosts public events, such as the traditional New Year’s fireworks show.
On the boardwalk that surrounds its shore there are several almond trees planted to provide a cooler and more pleasant environment for its users.
From Icarai you can see the Indian Rock, Itapuca Rock and a beautiful view of the city of Rio de Janeiro and its contours of Corcovado with Christ the Redeemer up there and Sugar Loaf. Locals joke that the “best” of Icarai is the view of Rio de Janeiro. The beach has fine sand, many coconut and almond trees, very characteristic of the region.
Icarai is a leisure and tourism center of the city and hosts major events throughout the year.
Access : Coordinates: -22.905945, -43.113347 / Going through the capital, through Rio de Janeiro, access is via the Rio Niteroi Bridge (13 km) and via barges (leaving the center of Rio) / Public transportation : Niteroi Line – 17/32/33/43/46/47 / 47B / 49/53/60, Rio / Niteroi Line – 704D / 996/998
Beach type: Golden and fine sand – Ammenities available : play area for children / parking spaces, kiosks, snack bars, and some restaurants, inns, shops – most accept cards. It is very difficult to find restrooms. Price level: High.
Activities: Swimming / music and dance shows / Walking and hiking / Enjoy Sunset / Guanabara Bay Tour / diving / bodyboarding / cycling / fishing / snapping selfies : Insta spot
Nearby Attractions – Go next : city of Niteroi / beach of Sossego / Itacoatiara Beach / Fortaleza de Santa Cruz / Sugarloaf Mountain / Corcovado / Armacao dos Buzios / Arraial do Cabo / Cabo Frio