For the beach sunset art posters lovers: the image bellow depicts the North Coast of São Paulo state’s sea shore. A place where I spent most of my vacations and holidays as a teenage surfer.
My grandfather, The Colonel, is considered the man that “discovered” Baleia Beach. While fun and amusing, that statement is not entirely true. Nevertheless it very close to the real facts. He popularized it to a group of friends and relatives that for almost 25 years were the only people to attend the place. A condo was built and we only had to share it with the native locals and a few other intruders like us.
Baleia Beach is located at São Paulo North Coast, the place where I had my first cigarette, my first kiss, my first wave drop, and where I painted my first seascape.
The North Coast of São Paulo has some of the most beautiful beaches in the state. The wider area is somewhat parallel to the tropic lines and the sun, part of the year rises from behind the mountains.
Many times, I’ve had the priceless opportunity to go into water for perfect waves and tubes with that almost artistic image in front of me.
Beaches are of clear blue water and powder-like fine white sands.
Some of the beaches are very popular for surfing and body boarding.
National and International water sports events have taken place throughout the years at the North Shore.
The area is much sought after by people that enjoy ecotourism and trails. The great thing about most of the North Shore is that the Atlantic Forest mountains are very near and number of rivers with waterfalls cut the area inside the natural jungles near the beaches.
Back in the day, when we were kids, great adventures into the “wild jungles” we faced. Stories were developed to tell our children.
Progress has harmed the area, but it has also brought charm to the place. Even though the impact is not to be taken for granted, some beaches administrators have taken care of keeping a quite acceptable balance with nature.
Here you will find artisans and artists, hostels of various categories, great restaurants and vibrant commerce.
The proximity to São Paulo City makes the North Shore of São Paulo a very easy, popular and classy place to to spend a vacation..
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