Located in the south of Florianópolis Island in Santa Catarina state, Naufragados beach is a special place. The stunning landscape contrasts with the history of the island. In 1753 two vessels with 250 Azoreans heading to Rio Grande do Sul were wrecked, of which only 77 survived. Some of them were forced to live on the island hence the name of the beach is Naufragados.
There are no inns to sleep in, and the only option is to camp in the wild. There are only a few restaurants where you can enjoy good home-cooked food and a cold beer.
The tranquility of the beach ends when the rough seas arrive, providing fantastic waves to surf!
One of the most popular attractions is to go walking to the beacon at the end of the beach. There is a beautiful view to look at on the trail.
The Naufrago’s beacon was built in 1860. It was built with a massive 30 meters in height, totaling 42.6 meters above the sea and is the oldest of Santa Catarina. Its current reach is an impressive 18 miles.
The trail starts at Caieira da Barra do Sul and finishes at Naufragados Beach.
By boat or walking on the trail, the start point is at Caieira da Barra do Sul.
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