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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Nice to walk, run, play beach football or beach tennis. Nice kiosks and unformal restaurants by the beach. Enjoy sunset!

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

I visited Leblon Beach in Rio de Janeiro in March, 2011. I did not actually bathe in this beach but the beach looked very enticing. I am not sure about the water temperature in this beach but when I attempted to bathe at the nearby Copacabana Beach the water was very cold.

There were many other activities taking place along the beach though. A lot of people were just relaxing on the sand, reading a book or lounging on beach chairs. There were many others playing beach football and some playing beach volleyball too.

People usually jog along the beach early in the morning or in the evening but beware there are many pick-pockets. Make sure and keep your belongings close-by and do not display expensive jewelry.

Thank Narendra B
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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Nice beaches although very cold water.
A neoprene suit could be recomendable if you want to stay longer

Thank dieg0magallanes
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Leblon with its chilled and sophisticated climate is surely one of my favorite places in Rio. Much calmer than Copacabana, invites you to stay on the beach with your eyes closed and enjoy the fresh breeze.

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Quieter and more relaxed than all the other urban Rio beaches. Probably boring if you're under 30, and single and searching. But in my opinion the best spot for active families, especially around "Posto 11" (the lifeguard tower n°11). Good surfing and bodyboarding around there too. It's also much safer than Copacabana and Ipanema.

Gets busy on weekends, especially on warmer days and during summer. If you can, try to come early (8-9am) and leave early (10-11am), before it gets too crowded/loud and hot.

Beware: strong shore currents depending on the tide and sea level, not always possible to swim, especially for kids. Always a good idea to check the tide chart first (plenty of options online). Generally speaking, most of Rio's beaches that are facing the open Atlantic are not ideal for swimming. It really needs a very quiet day. Water temperature also tends to be on the cooler side, even on a hot and sunny day. Definitely not your tropical paradise!

Water quality... hmmm... not good...

There's a 4km long underwater pipe that channels untreated sewage from the entire "Zona Sul" out into the open ocean. Just behind the little islands one can see opposite Ipanema/Leblon beaches. Yummy. Depending on currents, guess where all of this ends up... Also, two canals feed into the ocean on both extremities of the beach, one from the notoriously polluted Lagoa, and one on the west end of Leblon. During heavy downpours, these canals carry the excess rain water and sewage that couldn't be handled by the underwater pipe, unleashing their goodness even closer to shore (actually: right on shore). Rule: do not enter the water 24h after a heavy downpour.

Bottom line: we still go to the beach on a regular basis. We also enter the water and swim. But we avoid going after it has rained.

Thank seteaum
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