Matadeiro Beach, Florianopolis

#8 of 91 in Outdoors in Florianopolis
Beach · Nature / Park
Enclosed by lush vegetation and a mountain that shares its name, Matadeiro Beach is accessible only on foot but well worth the walk. The 1000 m (0.6 miles) beach is a paradise for nature lovers. With relatively few visitors, it will feel like you have it all to yourself. Surfing and free-diving are popular activities, and a short hike up the hill will lead you to a stunning view. Along one of the many trails you can follow from the beach is a curious rock formation known as the “Matadeiro cave.” Local legend has it that this was once a center of energy. With our world travel planner, Florianopolis attractions like Matadeiro Beach can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Just stunning every day in year. Was there in September when the weather was bit wild but this is a top visit spot  more »
  • Great unspoiled beach, popular with surfers. Be sure to visit the lookout point above the beach, Morro das Pedras, for a postcard-worthy photo.  more »
  • World class paradise. When visiting expect the best experience, best view, crystal clear water, protected beach in a windy day.
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