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Praia Mole, Florianopolis
(4.5/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web)
Unwind and people-watch at Praia Mole, a popular beach some 15 km (9.3 mi) from downtown Florianopolis. Extending for 960 m (3,150 ft) with a varying width, the beach features soft white sands and some stretches studded with smooth rocks. Known for strong, long waves, the sea here makes a great spot for surfing. A popular gathering place for youth of the island, the beach draws a strong LGBT crowd, plus a contingent of paragliders. Numerous bars, restaurants, nightclubs line the whole stretch of the beach. Access gets busy in high season. Take a look at our Florianopolis itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Praia Mole and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • One of the most beautiful beaches of Florianopolis! Very well frequented, clean, fluffy, white sands and good infrastructure of kiosks for snacks, drinks and lunch.
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  • for those who enjoyed a sea more agitated with waves and adrenaline for surfing this place will amaze and leave you with the urge to go back
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  • Great option to spend the day, the beach is super hot, calm without many people and confusion! If you like surf should also not let go, the waves are very good!
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