We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
clean beach, good to learn how to surf

To get to this beach u have to drive a little bit- but it is worth it. near the beach there are... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2017
Waldstetten, Germany
via mobile
Busy Trendy area

Great vibe lots of things to do bars Restuarant’s and food trucks lovely setting can be too busy in... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2017
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 3,255 reviews
All photos (1,662)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“learn how”(3 reviews)
“peak season”(2 reviews)
“surf”(11 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina 88058-000, Brazil
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Florianopolis
from $50.00
More Info
from $100.00
More Info
from $29.00
More Info
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 1, 2005

we loved Barra de Lagoa - take a taxi from Florianopolis (about Rs35) - but best to book one to come back and collect you too. In March was very quiet, not all the restaurants still open - but weather still amazing, and seemed to...More

13  Thank PeterLeicester
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed February 10, 2015

I'm an American who lives in Barra six months a year and was attracted to the place by the 15km crescent shaped beach where within a ten minute walk you can be by yourself with the surf and seabirds. The canal portion of Lagoa is...More

3  Thank GerryBrasil
Reviews (3,255)
Filter reviews
81 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews learn how peak season surf restaurants beach bars bridge vibe
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 81 reviews
Reviewed February 16, 2018

Like many beaches in Brazil, this is a very crowded place, with really bad urban planning. Google photos are not what you will find there. I was there in February/18 a week after Carnaval, the restaurants and bars put chairs and tables on the sand,...More

Thank ThaiseGordon
Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

To get to this beach u have to drive a little bit- but it is worth it. near the beach there are many private parking- a day cost 15Real. The beach has a lot of small waves and there are many surf schools located. The...More

Thank bundinhabranca
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Great vibe lots of things to do bars Restuarant’s and food trucks lovely setting can be too busy in peak season

Thank Sw105
Reviewed June 4, 2017

Very good beach to surf best is to go in the morning or whenever there's not too many people as it gets busy

Thank Sw105
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

The beach goes on for miles as far as the eyes can see. At this time of the year it is not very busy but it it great to run on the beach in the morning or late afternoon just before the sun sets. Although...More

Thank Kathyfitchett
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

We passed through here for a work trip, and 10 minutes at the beach was torture! Seems laid back, great family place. I want to go back!

Thank goofy_chick98
Reviewed March 20, 2017

I simply love Barra. It has everything you need. You have the Barra beach, good for surfers and similar sports. Then the Prainha, extra quite and nice. And also a great hiking to the "piscinas naturais" (natural pools) in the open sea. Awesome. You have...More

Thank silgamun
Reviewed January 14, 2017

this is a lovely beach, but if you go off down the trails you will get some stunning views and photos and also end up at rocky areas where you can enter the water and a little quieter than the beach

Thank Clive G
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

A nice, smaller beach with good family and surf vibe. Clear water and safe. Good for surf lessons with Evandro!

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

This beach is amazing, it has all the infrastructure needed to spend the day, restaurants, local business selling beverages, bikinis and clothes! There is also a canal that can be used to swim, although there is boat traffic. It is ideal for families with kids!...More

Thank Sâmara H
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 96 nearby hotels
Praia Mole Hotel
348 reviews
2.15 miles away
Hotel Boutique Quinta das Videiras
241 reviews
3.40 miles away
Don Zepe Hotel
280 reviews
3.57 miles away
Recanto Marista Champagnat
18 reviews
3.85 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,390 nearby restaurants
Rosa Brum Bistro
138 reviews
.15 miles away
Restaurante Dois Irmaos
557 reviews
.14 miles away
Bummerangue Creperia
23 reviews
.14 miles away
Recantinho Bar
30 reviews
.13 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 362 nearby attractions
John Bull Floripa
197 reviews
3.09 miles away
Trilha Costa da Lagoa
291 reviews
2.52 miles away
Praia Mole
3,987 reviews
2.12 miles away
Projeto Tamar Florianopolis
2,004 reviews
.32 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Barra da Lagoa Beach staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines