Praia da Galheta, Florianopolis

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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. Use our Florianopolis itinerary builder tool to add Praia da Galheta and other attractions to your Florianopolis vacation plans.
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  • Wonderful beach. After trying to walk on the beach, and not have the guts to walk into the sea of fall, the trail leads to the Galheta, with hard sand, great for hiking, a soft sea (although cold), which allows a hot bath. OK, you run the risk of finding one or another (either). If it bother you, don't go. If you think, after all, everyone was born so, enjoy the beach as it sees fit.
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  • then Mole beach but difficult access, hazardous, com stones, sea open, allowed topless and some nudity
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  • Very beautiful and peaceful place for those who enjoy naturism! To access the beach you have to make a trail of about 500 meters, treading on small Springs, between the rocks. If you have a little physical, may enter on the right who leaves the Mole Beach and have direct access without having to pick up the trail. Not everyone takes the clothes seem to be too shy.
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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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