Praia da Galheta, Florianopolis
(4.2/5 based on 380+ 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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  • One of the most beautiful beaches of Florianopolis, where you arrive for a quiet trail in less than 10 minutes, in the left corner of praia da Joaquina. Is a nude beach, in fact few people practice, and is highly sought after by surfers for good waves and tranquility, in addition to being considered a beach frequented by the LGBT audience. There are no restrooms and restaurants and stalls only a few, during the height of summer.
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  • Nude beach ok, but on the trail to get there you're faced with embarrassing situations halfway.
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  • Difficult to access, it is frequented by nudists and surfers. It is quite large, and since there is not many people, quite quiet. There are no bars or services so you don't forget to take water
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