Leme Beach is a continuation of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. However, Leme beach is much more laid back and geared toward families. The view from the shore is quite spectacular, especially at sunset. It is also a favorite fishing spot where a platform has been built for fishermen.
Forte Duque de Caxias (aka Forte do Leme) can be visited on weekends, holidays and from Tuesday to Sunday. Once a bastion of protection for the city, it is now a cultural center with wonderful views of the mountains and beaches. The fort has an area of environmental protection of the Atlantic Forest where the visitors can walk by finishing with the visit at the historical museum.
Do Leme ao Pontal
The Leme to Pontal Swimming Association (LPSA) is an open water swimming organization that governs the 36 km course between Leme Beach to Pontal in Brazil, inspired by the Brazilian song Do Leme ao Pontal. Luiz Lima first completed the 35 km crossing in 2008; inspired in part by Do Leme ao Pontal (From Leme to Pontal), a well-known Brazilian song by Tim Maia.
Solo Swims without Neoprene
- Adherbal Treidler de Oliveira (Brazil) on 12 July 2015 in 9 hours 23 minutes (at age of 45)
- Paulo Amaral (Brazil) on 27 February 2016 in 13 hours 25 minutes (at age of 53)
- Patrícia Farias de França (Brazil) on 29 May 2016 in 10 hours 22 minutes (at age of 35)
Solo Swims with Neoprene
- Luiz Lima (Brazil) on 12 December 2008 in 8 hours 25 minutes (at age of 31)
- Marcos Campos (Brazil) on 19 December 2016 in 7 hours 34 minutes (at age of 32)
- Vitor Gadelha (Brazil) on 19 December 2016 in 8 hours 43 minutes (at age of 19)
- Thiago Toshio Rebollo (Brazil) on 15 December 2017 in 7 hours 2 minutes 34 seconds
- Sabrina Mazzola (Brazil) on 11 December 2017 in 11 hours 21 minutes 8 seconds
Relay Swims without Neoprene
- LL Gladiadores1 (Brazil) on 6 November 2016 in 8 hours 11 minutes (male team of Luiz Lima, Humberto Sampaio, Marcelo Nissenbaum, José Getúlio, Pedro Alquéres, Georges Lezaun
- Team RR (Brazil) on 18 December 2016 in 8 hours 33 minutes (mixed team of Arthur Silveira Ramalho, André Loureiro Rosário, Leila Maria Da Roz, Livia Tereza Salzano, Itamar Bran Júnior, Alain Lucien Levy
- All Caps Relay included Marilia Leme Ohta, Marcio Santos de Lacerda Soares, João Vidal da Cunha, Danyela Xavier da Silva and Paulo Vinícius Abbade de Oliveira who completed Travessia do Leme ao Pontal in Brazil on 10 November 2017 in 9 hours 10 minutes.
- Naultilus 60 Mais Relay included Brazilians Humberto Cesar Sampaio (age 66), Paulo Cesar Pereira (age 65), Paulo Riepe (age 61) and American Bill Grant (age 68) who completed Travessia do Leme ao Pontal in Brazil on 15 November 2017 in 8 hours 49 minutes.
Relay Swim with Neoprene
- Team Maia 59 (Brazil) on 18 December 2016 in 7 hours 13 minutes (mixed team of Eduardo Gerin Gabriel, Isabela Xanchão Marques, Luiz Eduardo Castro, Gisela Barbosa Coutinho
- Elo Academia 1 (Brazil) on 20 February 2017 in 12 hours 16 minutes (male team of Samir Botelho Barel and Helio Araujo Padilha Junior)
- Team Nada e Preciso / ServRio Elevadores (Brazil) on 24 June 2017 in 8 hours 32 minutes (mixed team of Francisco Calheiros, Roberta Maldonado and Gelson Pierre Jr.)
- Fábio Breda Guirau Completes Travessia do Leme ao Pontal to Celebrate 40 years of Swimming
- José Eduardo do Amaral Ferreira Completes First Two-way Travessia do Leme ao Pontal
- Why Am I So Afraid? Anthony McCarley Took The Risk
- Leme To Pontal, a 35 km Coastal Challenge
- Swim Leme to Pontal Swimming Association
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Weather and Water Conditions in Rio de Janeiro
- Do Leme ao Pontal, não há nada igual! por Guilherme Freitas
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Open Water Swimming
- Leme beach
- [https//openwaterswimming.com/2016/05/a-music-marathon-from-leme-to-pontal/ A Music Marathon, From Leme to Pontal]
- Marathon Swimming
- Travessia Do Leme Ao Pontal's Week To Remember
- Thiago Toshio Rebollo Swims Travessia do Leme ao Pontal
- Sabrina Mazzola Completes Travessia do Leme ao Pontal
- Catarina Almeida Porfírio Swims From Leme To Pontal