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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  • Simply fantastic, wild Beach, with access only through trail. One of the most beautiful of the island of magic
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  • The beach is beautiful, with a little choppy sea, clear waters and good temperature. In the corner of the beach, the sea is calmed down and becomes a real pool. The beach is free to practice Nudism (it is not mandatory to get undressed and saw no one embarrassed: not those who were dressed, even if it was without clothing). Is a hard-to-reach Beach, but has good frequency and you find some tents that offer some structure. I'm sure you won't find hottest beach to bathe in Florianópolis.
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  • Know it is worth the penalty. Do any of the trilhas to arrive also. It is a nudist beach but with respect as you want you can be.
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