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Mole Beach

Thrill seekers, sunbathers and partygoers head to this popular beach to surf, hang glide, relax and dance in the bars.

With its soft sands, cool breezes and big waves, Mole Beach is popular with surfers and sun seekers. The long stretch of sand is situated on the east coast of Santa Catarina Island and its bars provide an energetic social scene that attracts a young crowd.

Relax on the sands or get out on the water on a surfboard. Alternatively, just enjoy the spectacle of talented surfers navigating the waves. Some of Brazil’s top surfers come here in search of the perfect wave. Fans of action sports can go hang gliding off the hills and cliffs that surround the beach.

Mole Beach has a reputation for being one of the hottest and trendiest beaches on the island. Expect to see poseurs of both sexes in their skimpy swimming costumes. For dancing, food and drink, head to the lively beach bars. DJs usually get the parties started in the afternoon and they go on until late into the night. There is more nightlife in the bars, restaurants and clubs around the nearby Conceição Lake.

Mole Beach has a sunny climate all year round. Typically, the hottest months are December through to March. July and August are the coolest months, but the temperature is still good enough for sunbathing, although the locals may find it a little too cool.

Mole Beach is approximately 11 miles (18 kilometers) from the center of Florianopolis. Drive, take a taxi or use the local bus services. Be aware that the surrounding roads can be very busy, especially on the weekends when many locals descend on the beach. Arrive early and stay late to miss the worst of the traffic.

Consider exploring some of the other beaches on the eastern side of the island. They include Joaquina Beach and the clothing optional Galheta Beach.


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Pousada Green

Pousada Green

Rod. Jornalista Manoel Menezes - 2410, Florianopolis
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this pousada is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mole Beach, Barra da Lagoa Beach, and Tamar Project. Barra da Lagoa Lighthouse and Canto dos Aracas are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£44
Praia Mole Hotel

Praia Mole Hotel

Rodovia Jornalista Manuel de Menezes,, Florianopolis
3.3
of 5, from 13 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the beach, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mole Beach, Canto dos Aracas, and Barra da Lagoa Beach. Tamar Project and Barra da Lagoa Lighthouse are also within 3 mi (5 km).

FL001 5 Bedroom Apartment By Senstay

FL001 5 Bedroom Apartment By Senstay

Rod Jornalista Manoel de Menezes 2057, Florianopolis
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Florianopolis, this apartment is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mole Beach, Barra da Lagoa Beach, and Canto dos Aracas. Tamar Project and Barra da Lagoa Lighthouse are also within 3 mi (5 km).

The View Hostel

The View Hostel

Rod. Jornalista Manoel de Menezes 774, Florianopolis
2.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mole Beach, Canto dos Aracas, and Barra da Lagoa Beach. Our Lady of Conception of the Lagoon Chapel and Tamar Project are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Praia Mole Eco Village

Praia Mole Eco Village

Rua Jornalista Manoel Menezes 631, Florianopolis
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Florianopolis, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mole Beach, Canto dos Aracas, and Our Lady of Conception of the Lagoon Chapel. Barra da Lagoa Beach and Tamar Project are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£36
Sunset Backpackers

Sunset Backpackers

Rodovia Jornalista Manoel de Menezes 631, Florianopolis
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated on a lake, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mole Beach, Canto dos Aracas, and Our Lady of Conception of the Lagoon Chapel. Barra da Lagoa Beach and Tamar Project are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£40
Samuka Hotel

Samuka Hotel

Travessa Pedro Manoel Fernandes 96, Florianopolis
2.5
of 5, from 6 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Canto dos Aracas and Mole Beach. Our Lady of Conception of the Lagoon Chapel and Belvedere Lookout Point are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£51
Pousada Ilha Da Magia

Pousada Ilha Da Magia

Av. Pref. Acacio Garibaldi Santiago 23, Florianopolis
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Florianopolis, this pousada is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mole Beach, Canto dos Aracas, and Our Lady of Conception of the Lagoon Chapel. Belvedere Lookout Point is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) away.