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. 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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  • Beautiful beach of naturism, quiet, low waves, fine sand. A good beach to relax with a beautiful view of the forest and the sea.  more »
  • This is a little far to get, specially if your unfit or have some limitation. Still, is a perfect balance between nature and sea. So many birds and sea creatures to see. This is a naturist beach, but ...  more »
  • This was our favourite beach in Floripa. It's beyond Praia Mole and is clothing optional and lightly populated. The vendors are great and prices are super cheap, and it's nice and quiet.  more »