Joaquina Beach, Florianopolis

4.5
#2 of 68 in Outdoors in Florianopolis
Due to its soaring sand dunes and stellar waves, Joaquina Beach is one of the best and most legendary surfing beaches in the country, and perhaps the world. During summer, which is from December to February in Brazil, this beach is extremely busy with bronzed bodies and cars trapped in traffic jams just to spend a little bit of time on the sandy white beach. The winter in Brazil, around June through August is the best time for surfing on the waves that reach up to 2.5 m (8 ft) high. Arrange your visit to Joaquina Beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in Florianopolis using our Florianopolis travel planner .
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  • The color of the water that the whole Valley Beach visit. It's beautiful, wonderful. Crowded beach and bath structure. I was impressed with the blue of the sea.
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  • Very good beach to go with large children good waves for surfing and playing on tables. Not very suitable for young children. Access is not well signposted but asked can be equal.
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  • Beautiful beach! The view of the stones is amazing. We went on a weekday and be high season the beach was packed, but it didn't hurt our tour, was a super nice day.
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  • Beautiful beach, the water is cold and so clean!
  • The most beautiful beach in Florianópolis
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Where to stay in Florianopolis

To get a true taste of the city's culture on your trip to Florianopolis, it's best to stay in the historical center on Santa Catarina Island. There you'll find plenty of accommodations--a significantly better selection than on the mainland--ranging from budget guesthouses and hostels to luxury hotels. Many guests, however, choose to take advantage of the island's charming nature by staying away from the city center, in the lakeside district of Lagoa da Conceição. For easy access to the best surf beaches on the island, stay a couple miles farther away at Mole Beach or Barra da Lagoa.
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