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Praia Mole, Florianopolis

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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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  • Hot Beach! Run away from the crowded beaches of florianopolis! There are some sensational stones to take pictures! Is very beautiful photos! The sea is waaaay violent! Like wave and I was scared! The girl at the bar who stayed was nice! I really enjoyed the beach.
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  • Nice place, stunning the Valley parade is, find out why the name of this beach. Worth checking out, as well as the Observatory
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  • Very nice beach... but dangerous to go with children... the waves are much ideal for surfing which is the objective of the beach... If you go to floripa with children and like to relax by the water I recommend Jurerê, Daniela, cachoeira, etc.
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