Finally, I Got to The Beach! Ah, the beaches. I was searching for something more remote, but would have to rent a car to head up North. So I stuck around Niteroi, and walked north to Itaipu and Itacoatiara. This is a picture of Itacoatiara, much more of a "locals beach" with some decent shorebreak surf and amazing "futebol" soccer on the beach. I would have joined the game but, ahem, I had a pulled muscle.