Praia Mole, Florianopolis

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#3 of 97 in Outdoors in Florianopolis
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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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. Put Praia Mole and other Florianopolis attractions into our Florianopolis online tour builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This beach is a good but not for swimming, the waves are too strong. On the other hand, the nature and peaceful are so good. 
    This beach is a good but not for swimming, the waves are too strong. On the other hand, the nature and peaceful are so good.  more »
  • Praia Mole is a great place to soend time with your friends. Beside the clean water you could appreciate the procession of paragliders up to the beach. 
    Praia Mole is a great place to soend time with your friends. Beside the clean water you could appreciate the procession of paragliders up to the beach.  more »
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  • Spacious beach with amazing views. The only downside was that it was very windy, and the water was cold.
  • Beautiful beach, I’ve been here multiple times - as all beaches in Florianopolis it is always windy! I have been to this beach maybe 10 times and there was one occasion where it wasn’t windy. With that being said the trails and vibe of the beach really do make it special - it’s quite a gypsy beach (if you like that kind of thing) and there is always waves so for surfing it’s good (swimming not so much)

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