Praia da Galheta, Florianopolis

(4.2/5 based on 400+ 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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  • A place look untouched. Excellent to renew energy, connect with nature. Has natural trails and a part of the beach to naturalism.
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  • The best beach of the island, super clean and rough sea. The option to choose if one does not want to be in a beach full of people. Nature pure.
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  • Perfect sea (see photo). If you're lucky to get a sunny day, it's worth the walk over there and spend the whole day! Has some kiosks that rent chairs and umbrellas, selling drinks and snacks. Take your clothes off whoever he wants.
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