Fortaleza’s coastline has a length of 34km, with a total of 15 beaches. Praia da Barra do Ceará is the beach that borders Fortaleza with the city of Caucaia located to the north. The place is very important for the history of the city because it was the place where Fortim São Tiago was built.
Praia de Iracema has one of the busiest nights with its bars and some historic buildings, such as the Church of São Pedro, Estoril and the Metallic Bridge, as well as art galleries and the Dragão do Mar Center of Art and Culture. It is also a place for surfing and fishing.
In Praia do Meireles is the avenue “Beira Mar”, which goes to Mucuripe. The Nautical Club is a landmark on this beach, in front of which the city’s best-known handicraft fair takes place every day. Volta da Jurema is the noblest place on the coast of Fortaleza.