Beaches

During summer, the beaches are certainly the most popular attraction in the island.
There are beaches for all types: families, surfers, couples, nudists, adventurous and so on.

It have been standard that Florianópolis had 42 beaches. For decades this was one of the slogans of the city. Then, for the first time, the IPUF ( Florianópolis Urban Institute) conducted a survey of the beaches of the state capital. Surprisingly, more than 100 beaches were found, many recognized as such by the local population and some cases with more than one name. The beaches are divided in 8 groups according to their location: Northern beaches, Eastern beaches, Southern beaches, Northern bay, Southern bay, Continent, the Neighboring islands and the Lagoons. The beaches facing the northern bay have calm sea with few waves. The ones turned to the east side ocean have constant waves. The sand is usually white and fine, changing its characteristcs in diferent beaches including the quantity of shells. Dunes and bushy vegetation are dominant with ocasional little estuaries.

Beach Type People Activities
Armacao Breaking waves Young Surfing
Barra da Lagoa Gentle surf Tourist Learning surfing
Brava Breaking waves Popular with locals Surfing | Paragliding
Cachoeira do Bom Jesus Calm Sea Tourist Water sports
Campeche Breaking waves Young / Popular with locals Surfing
Canasvieiras Calm Sea Tourist Water sports
Daniela Shallow water | Calm Sea Popular family beach Kite surfing
Galheta Breaking waves Nudists -
Ingleses Gentle surf Tourist Water sports
Joaquina Breaking waves Tourist Surfing | Sandboarding
Jurere Calm Sea Tourist Watersports Voleyball
Lagoinha do Leste Secluded | Breaking waves - Surfing and Hiking
Lagoinha Calm Sea Family beach -
Matadeiro Breaking waves Popular with locals Surfing
Mocambique Breaking waves Popular with locals Surfing and Kitesurfing
Mole Breaking waves Young Surfing | Paragliding
Morro das Pedras Breaking waves Popular with locals Surfing
Naufragados Secluded | Breaking waves - Surfing and Hiking
Pantano do Sul Gentle surf Popular family beach -
Ponta das Canas Gentle surf Popular family beach Watersports
Ponta do Sambaqui Calm Sea Family beach -
Forte Calm Sea Popular with locals and families -
Sambaqui Calm Sea Family beach -
Santinho Breaking waves Tourist Surfing
Solidao Gentle surf Popular with locals -

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