Its horseshoe shape makes you feel cozy and calm; clear waters and White sand.
In the beach south corner we can find Canto Bravo cliffs. Very high, they form a surprising and exuberant natural swimming pool. You should not miss it and swimming in it will be unforgettable. On the other side you will find Sahy River which runs through the Caiçara Village Chapel which was built in the beginning of the century by the caiçaras ( a group of people that live on the beach) .
Barra do Sahy is a very familiar bathing beach and owns a neat regional cuisine. You should not miss the delicious and traditional dishes.
In front of Sahy there is a little ilands that you can reach with a fisherman boat and spent all the day on the beach facing the coast, take food and beverage with you. It's usual to see turtle too!
If you want to do something different that spend time in the beach you can discover the incredible Mata Atlantica, the costal rrainforest....this rainforest was developped a lot in the past on the coast, but developing of the modern society have distroyed the most of them for wwod and to have place for the building....you can discover the river with the canoe, hicking in the rocky area, climbing the waterfall....and you can see a lot to wilderness!
Alcatrazes name was given to this coast due the importance of the Alcatrazes Archipelago; the marine reserve that can be seen from all the beaches of the region and it is the synonym of the preservation and environmental fight. It is in the heart of the three from the national environment patrimonies: Serra do Mar, the Atlantic Forest and the Coast Zone.
Where the mountain meets the sea, there is the Costa Alcatrazes.
A region of the coast with many winding beaches, basins, inlets and islands. Surrounded by the Mata Atlantica ( Atlantic reinforest) with paradisiacal spots :beaches, rivers, forests and waterfalls. A little bit crowded in the holiday period cause it's a Paulista holiday place!
I spent some days in the area but the weather was cloudy, but take care of your skin cause you can burn you! the sun is stron with the clousds too!
In this web sites you can find pics and infos:
costa do Alcatrazes
Baleia beach is located close to Barra do Sahy and Camburi beach. The name comes from the island located in front of the beach, which shape reminds of a whale. According to a local newspaper, a plane had to land in this beach in the 60's and was left there until the sand covered it.
Until recently I didn't know that there were so beautiful beaches in the northern coast of Sao Paulo. And they are even not spoiled by mass tourism yet. How lovely!!
One morning I took a pleasant 10 km walk from Boicucanga (most of the time along the beach) and passed by Cambury, Baleia, Barra do Sahy until Praia Preta. On the way I made several stops; refreshed with agua de coco, took a bath, looked around for some artesanal shops, talked to some local peoople... The whole trip lasted about 5 or 6 hours.
I was amazed by the scenery of the beaches surrounded with lush vegetation of Atlantic rainforest.
This was the best beach in the area. You could see the crabs getting in the water as the waves returned to the sea. The sand had the same texture as cornflower and the water was warm and clean.