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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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  • Beautiful beach with great sea and good sand. But, if it is, you have to take care, because harassment is great.
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  • Parking lot right on arrival with showers and bathroom, strip of sand with kiosks and chairs for rent to each 50 m, saves lives and mta pretty people, added by a fantastic view of the forest. This is the summary of the mole beach. The sea is clean and moderate, with plenty of waves, of average height and some areas of risk, but is very well signposted. Strong point are some restaurants that exist on the beach where you can eat very, very well and still enjoy drinks of all kinds. Only ñ it's cheap, but it's worth it.
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  • Beautiful sea close to the rocks on the left hand side you can get down to some natural pools that form there really good
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