Copacabana and Leme Beaches
As with Ipanema, there are signposted areas designating which groups occupies which part of the beach. Leme beach is frequented by the favela children and older residents; while the area between the Copacabana Palace and Rua Santa Clara is where young footballers hold court while Posts 5 and 6 are a mix of favela children and Carioca residents. The beach is lit at night and there are police but it is not wise to walk on the sand at night. Av NS de Copacabana can also be dangerous so watch out on weekends when few locals are around.