Praia da Galheta, Florianopolis

(4.2/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
With super-fine, white sand, framed by rolling green hills and giant boulders, Praia da Galheta is one of Ilha de Santa Catarina’s prettiest beaches. Only accessible if you walk 10-minutes through the dunes from Praia Mole, the beach is also one of the last strongholds on the entire coast of the island where nature is totally unspoiled. As you take a peaceful stroll, you will see wild orchids growing, and the silence is broken only by the waves of the crystal-clear ocean. As there is a complete lack of infrastructure, to keep hydrated you can drink from a small fresh-water spring, which also serves as a refreshing shower. This paradise is perfect for you to enjoy nature at its best, and, as it is also the island’s only clothing-optional beach, you can interpret that as you please. Before you head to Florianopolis, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Florianopolis tourist route planner, to make sure you see all that Florianopolis has to offer, including Praia da Galheta.
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  • Is before the beginning of Joaquina, left, who is facing sea. Good for long and short Sun bath wet in the sea, which is always inviting and comrade. Is a beach almost in natural state, little touched, U-shaped open, sheltered some winds and many eyes because it is frequented by nudists on duty and other tribes free of prejudices. Has a certain je ne sais quoi and everything is right in the middle of diversity. Is an experience that can make fans, whatever that is.
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  • The access is by the left side of the Mole Beach for a trail in the Woods. The walk is very quiet and the place just has a kiosk. The sea is calm and the tip left has several great rocks to photograph. On site the Nudism is allowed and bathers dresses are also present.
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  • The beach is beautiful and can be accessed by a trail from Mole, but more than naturist is a place of gay sexual encounters. If you go, be prepared to see men having relations between the stones
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