Morro das Pedras beach, Florianopolis

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#21 of 75 in Outdoors in Florianopolis
Blue rough sea, tall rocks, and wild waves for surfing are the trademarks of Morro das Pedras beach. This beach is ideal for experienced surfers, since the waves are fast and powerful. The rocky landscape also provides for a nice photo backdrop as you stroll along the 2 km (6500 ft) of loose sandy beach. The long stretch is a popular place for beach soccer and hiking. The natural beauty of the surrounding will make you feel as if you are in a lush park. It is often a place for whale watching as well. On top of the hill nearby is the Casa de Retiro dos Padres Jesuitas, constructed using the stones from the area, with a viewing platform of the natural surroundings. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Florianopolis holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Morro das Pedras beach and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • July 27, 2017
    The beach next to the shore is a little dangerous to swimmers due to the waves sometimes strong, But the look is magnificent and the hill there is an old convent, made of Stones.
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  • June 10, 2017
    I didn't go to the beach, only on the lookout. The gazebo is just amazing, the view is extremely beautiful and the building is very beautiful. Access is free and really worth it.
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  • June 5, 2017
    The Observatory along the retirement home of morro das pedras offers a unique view of the beach. In addition to an incredible view, place back easy by not having a lot of movement this time of year and let you enjoy the scenery, the sound of waves bursting on the rocks. Beautiful to enjoy close the loved one and take beautiful pictures.
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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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