Praia Mole, Florianopolis

4.6
#3 of 98 in Outdoors in Florianopolis
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. Put Praia Mole and other Florianopolis attractions into our Florianopolis online tour builder , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Best beach in Florianópolis for us. Famous native Beach, no houses or apartments, but with parking and dining options. Thick sea with plenty of waves and water clean and crystalline waaaay. Clean, thick sand when walking sinks the foot. Wonderful Costão and a mini trail that leads to another well deserted beach where there is practice of nudism with access released to all. We usually stay in front of a snack bar serving wonderful natural juices, vegetarian and integral options. They serve both snacks and lunches and everything is very nature. It has a shower and toilets. On account of the sea being agitated and right on the edge is already deep, we do not think it is a good beach for children.
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  • Praia Mole is the most beautiful places I've ever had the pleasure of visiting. Beautiful scenery, good infrastructure and excellent climate.
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  • Beautiful but the waves here are too strong.
  • Praia Mole has become my favorite beach. I usually visit it weekly, if not multiple times a week. This place allows for ridge-soaring paragliding when the wind is in the North East and South East quadrants. On the NE you will use the Gravatá ramp, which is on the southern ridge. During SE winds, you will use the Galheta ramp, which is on the northern ridge. During off season there aren't many people on the beach. The airspace and the beach get very packed during high season and you will find the local tandem pilots get very testy about the space on the ramp.
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