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It's a beautiful area. The West Coast is indeed a stunning part of our country.
The stunning view, breathtaking sunsets along with the friendly people of the town.
The tiny village of Britannia Bay on the west coast of South Africa spans no more than 1.5km across a beautiful, sheltered bay. It’s the domain of the wealthy, where plush homes straddle the sea dunes, their gardens practically on the beach.
Britannia Bay is named after a British vessel that ran aground after hitting an unchartered reef in 1826. No lives were lost. The ship lay buried for over 170 years before being discovered in 1998, near to the low water mark and under 4 meters of sand.
The west coast has some of the richest fishing areas in the world and Britannia Bay regularly sees whales and dolphins visiting her shores. The bay has a launch site for boats and good surfing spots.
Britannia Bay can be visited all year round, however, the best time is in winter when the summer winds abate and the seas are calm. The bay is active with fishermen collecting snoek (barracoota) and charters cruising the bay to watch the whales.
Top 6 reasons to visit Britannia Bay
1. Spend lazy days on Britannia Beach sun tanning or swimming in the cool water. Beachcombing this flat, golden beach should net you a few beautiful shells and discover interesting sea creatures.
2. Hire a board and enjoy the surfing spots along the coast. Names such as Heaven, Hell and Pastures don’t quite match up to the surf conditions, waves in this area can get rough particularly after stormy weather further south and require a fair amount of surfing experience.
3. The west coast is famous for its wild flowers that carpet fields for miles around at the start of spring. Britannia Bay is on the route, be sure to visit at this time year and remember your camera!
4. Take a walk along the beach to reach the lighthouse. For the more energetic, hike... Show more