Praia da Galheta, Florianopolis

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
With super-fine, white sand, framed by rolling green hills and giant boulders, Praia da Galheta is one of Ilha de Santa Catarina’s prettiest beaches. Only accessible if you walk 10-minutes through the dunes from Praia Mole, the beach is also one of the last strongholds on the entire coast of the island where nature is totally unspoiled. As you take a peaceful stroll, you will see wild orchids growing, and the silence is broken only by the waves of the crystal-clear ocean. As there is a complete lack of infrastructure, to keep hydrated you can drink from a small fresh-water spring, which also serves as a refreshing shower. This paradise is perfect for you to enjoy nature at its best, and, as it is also the island’s only clothing-optional beach, you can interpret that as you please. Use our Florianopolis itinerary builder tool to add Praia da Galheta and other attractions to your Florianopolis vacation plans.
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  • This beach is my home when in Floripa and has been on all of my 7 visits - as a naturist it is an incredible beach - approx 1 km with very few vendors ( only in the last couple of years ) as it is a....  more »
  • This is a beautiful beach. We were dropped off in a residential area by Uber and walked with curiosity looking for the beach. We ended up at the bottom of what we did not realize was a massive...  more »
  • A very nice beach that is a bit hard to reach, but is calm and has a beautiful scenery with the mountains in the back. The beach is wide and the water is shallow. But it is also a nudist beach.
  • Beautiful beach. Very tranquil.
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