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Praia do Forte (Fortress Beach)

16/09/2009

On the northeast of the Island of Santa Catarina, where Florianópolis is located, there is a small beach called Praia do Forte, or Fortress Beach. It has this name because of the São José da Ponta Grossa Fortress, a fortification from the XVIIIth century built by the Portugueses on a hill just next to the beach.

The beach has a few restaurants and bars and is frequented by lots of tourists on summer season. It is also the place of a fishermen colony, so the fishing boats are part of the landscape.

©Ricardo Ribas

©Ricardo Ribas

©Ricardo Ribas

©Ricardo Ribas

©Ricardo Ribas

©Ricardo Ribas

©Ricardo Ribas

©Ricardo Ribas

©Ricardo Ribas

©Ricardo Ribas

©Ricardo Ribas

©Ricardo Ribas

©Ricardo Ribas

©Ricardo Ribas

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