Also known as Praia de Fora (Outside Beach), Itapeva Beach is around 6 km in length and it is located after Guarita Park.
It was named after Itapeva Hill. Itapeva means “flat rock” in tupi guarani (indian language)
The beach is part of Itapeva State Park, which is a preservation unit with wild fauna and flora, being one of the most important environmental preservation areas in Rio Grande do Sul.
Its ecosystem comprises Mata Atlântica, and at this unit there is a great number of dunes, sandbank vegetation, flooding areas, and diversified fauna.
All of the biodiversity is preserved in the park, also being characterized as a great biological research field.