Praia do Cassino (Portuguese for Casino Beach) is the longest sea beach in the world and is located in the southernmost of the Brazilian coast, on the South Atlantic Ocean, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It is the longest uninterrupted sandy seashore in the world, with various sources measuring it from 212 kilometres (132 mi) to 254 kilometres (158 mi), stretching from the Molhes (breakwaters) at the entrance of the Rio Grande seaport in the north to the mouth of the Chuí Stream, on the border with Uruguay, in the south. Praia do Cassino in Brazil stretches for 241.40 km.

Cassino Beach is known as the oldest spa in Brazil, dating back to 1890. The beach was developed by the Suburban Mangueira Company as a tourist destination. The director of the company, Antonio Condido Sequeira, and the investors of the company acquired the land in the beach area with the help of the state government and built a tourist complex on January 26, 1890. Later this tourist center became very popular and big companies started investing here. At the time, Brazilians of German, English, Portuguese, and Italian descent often came to the beach to enjoy the sea in expensive hotels. The persecution of Italians and Germans during World War II and the ban on roulette in 1948 had a devastating effect on the region’s economy.

The Praia do Casino was recognized as the longest beach in the world by Guinness World Records in 1994.

Around 150,000 tourists visits Praia do Cassino every year. During the summer season, especially from December to January, the number of tourists visiting this place increases. Tourists can be seen participating in various activities including swimming and surfing. This beach is home to the largest number of seals in the world. Many tourists visit these seals by boat.

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