The small beach of Leme is located at the western end of the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. It’s the closest beach to the Urca Peninsula and the Sugarloaf Mountain, which affords it amazing views of these world-renowned natural attractions. Despite its vicinity to Copacabana, Leme Beach is a more relaxed and quiet destination. Although not as popular as Copacabana to the east, Leme definitely has it’s upsides. Beach goers are also close to the Leme Fort, an interesting landmark offering unforgettable views of Copacabana and Leme beaches. It’s quiet nature makes it perfect for families. Or those looking to have a mini-break from it all. Also the umbrella and chair rentals are lower than in Copa and Ipanema. Kiosks in Leme have tasty and affordable seafood like fried sardines (sardinhas fritas), bigger versions of the fish that are served with lime, for only R$25.