Praia do Pinho is a naturist beach, where one can practice "social nudism", that is, non-erotic nudism. It is located in Balneário Camboriú, in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil. History The first inhabitants of the region were collecting peoples, who were defeated, around the year 1000, by carijós Indians. These, in turn, were enslaved from the sixteenth century by settlers who came from St Vincent [10]. The definitive occupation of the region began with the arrival of the Azorean Baltasar Pinto Corrêa and the settlement of European origin of the region began in 1758, when Luso-Azoreans and some families from Porto Belo settled in the place called Nossa Senhora do Bonsucesso, later Called the Bar. In 1836, Thomaz arrived Francisco Garcia, with his family and some slaves. From there comes the old denomination of Garcia, by which the village became known. In 1848 it became the district of the city of Itajaí, called the Barra district, with the construction of the Church of Our Lady of Bom Sucesso. In 1884 it was dismembered of Itajaí, originating the city of Camboriú. Attracted by soil fertility and climate, families of German origin came from the Itajaí valley. In 1930, due to the privileged geographic situation, the occupation of the preferred area by bathers began, and two years later, the first hotel was built, at the confluence of the current Central and Atlantic avenues. The creation of the municipality of Balneário Camboriú occurred only in 1964, when the district of Praia de Camboriú emancipated from Camboriú, but maintained the same name preceded by the adjective "Balneário". The initial toponym of the municipality, "Balneário de Camboriú", was changed in 1979 to "Balneário Camboriú". The present population is a mixture of descendants of Germans, Poles, Portuguese and Italians. [Citation needed]. Culture Balneário Camboriú has its cultural origin in the Luso-Azorean base. Among the local manifestations were: Folguedo of the Boi-de-Papão, Cantorias de Terno-de-Reis, weaving in loom comb, handmade ceramics or clay dishes, manioc meal made from sugarcane, Play of the ox. In the gastronomy, there were the derivations of dishes based on seafood and cassava flour, such as crab soup, pirão with fish, escalade mullet (cut in the dorsum, salted and sun-dried, roasted on the grill), soup and Fish dumpling, fried sardines, canned or jet. These manifestations are still perceived in the neighborhood of Barra and on the beaches of the south. Due to the migration of people motivated by life on the coast, from the 1960s onwards, there was a significant demographic increase, adding other cultural appropriations to the local manifestations, contributing to the formation of the cultural diversity of the city, mainly in the central region. Today, it is common practice to practice bocce and beach dominoes among mature people, and aerobic activities such as walking, running, cycling, skateboarding, roller skating, for residents of the central region. During the summer, the municipality is taken by tourists from various parts of Brazil, as well as from other countries, especially from Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina, which, in the residents. Besides the beach, the nightlife is quite important. The southern part of the city, as well as its surroundings, is well known for the country houses and world-famous ballads. Climate The climate is considered mild and, in the classification of Köppen, is of Type Cfa (humid mesothermic with hot summers). In summer, although hot, with a thermal sensation reaching up to forty degrees Celsius, but its temperature hardly exceeds 33 ° C, and the average summer temperature in the city is 24 ° C. In winter, the climate changes completely, large masses of polar air arrive in the city, leaving the climate cloudy on most days and the average temperature not exceeding 14 ° C in the cooler dawn, being able to observe temperatures between 0 ° C and 4 ° C. The average rainfall in the city is 1,570 mm, not having a dry season. However, for years with higher rainfall rates than others, because of the El Niño phenomenon. The years that have the presence of this phenomenon have pluviometric indices much superior to the average. The years that have the La Niña phenomenon have lower rainfall indexes and much more rigorous winters, and there may be signs of frost in areas far from the center and in the higher parts of the hills. The temperature of the sea water in the Balneário Camboriú region varies, on average, from 16 ° C (in the winter) to 24 ° C (summer), and in the fall and spring it is around 21 ° C.