Located on the southern island of Florianopolis and facing the Atlantic Ocean, Matadeiro beach is separated from the beach of Armação by a stream of fresh water. The water here has medium waves attracting surfers who wish to practice or train. The end of the beach has one of the tracks to Lagoinha do Leste beach.
The beach is relatively quite and only accessible by foot. Inaccessible for cars, the beach still has its hills covered by native forest. It is an invitation to nature lovers. The rugged and picturesque route attracts many tourists during the summer, especially surfers who are fleeing the traditional bustle of the beaches in search of good waves.