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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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  • A busy but nice beach not to many cafe and people selling but good clean beach and safe to swim cold water  more »
  • Although more busier then other beaches, another beach that showcases Brazil's beauty. Very nice and even better when you have an acai bowl in hand!  more »
  • This is one of the most popular beaches and seems perfect for surfers. The red flag was out during all our visits but swimming was possible and life guards on duty. Plenty of parking (10/day/car) and ...  more »