"Praia da Pipa" is about 85 km from Natal. The beach with 9 kilometers long, manages to mix nearly untouched nature with lively activity. The name is due to a stone that, seen of the sea by the old navigators of last centuries, had the form of a pipe. Those containers that the wine-producing ones use for storage of wine.
The beauty of Pipa was discovered by the surfers in the 70's for its waves, and today it is known by the landscapes such as "Baía dos Golfinhos" (dolphins' bay), "Chapadão" (plain), the cliffs and the beautiful people that frequent the beach. The main street shelters dozens of bars, good restaurants and stores of crafts. Pipa Beach is good for surfing. It has reefs, natural swimming pools, besides dolphins and marine turtles. It shelters an old colony of fishermen.