Rio Grande do Norte (RN)
Ponta Negra is a famous beach is located in the neighborhood of the same name in Natal, capital of the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Norte. Located in the extreme south of the beach is the Morro do Careca (Bald Hill), a large dune and an iconic landmark of the city. Located in the extreme north of the beach is the Via Costeira (Coastal Way), a long coastal road that connects Ponta Negra with several other beaches of the city, such asAreia Preta and Praia dos Artistas.
After urbanization, the beach became the capital's most famous and most visited by tourists and there are several shops, restaurants, bars, night clubs, and hotels.
The sand itself is lined with "tents", or huts, called "barracas" that serve food and drinks to beachgoers day and night. A common sight on the beach are "jangadas", simple, multicolored, local fishing boats typical of northeastern Brazil.
Ponta Negra beach is about 4 km long and can be considered a small Bay. At the southern end is the Morro do Careca, the most famous tourist spot of Christmas. Heading northward, crossing first around 2 km avenida Erivan France, which are filled with bars, restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, small shopping galleries, etc.