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  • The Santos Pavilion, built in 1906, was the site of Mossel Bay's official reception for Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales, when he visited in 1925  © ZS1TP, License
  • The Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe at Santos Bay beach in Mossel Bay  © M.Uebel, License

Santos Bay, Mossel Bay

Santos Beach is a beautiful sandy beach located in Mossel Bay, a popular coastal town along South Africa's Garden Route.

Here are five things to see or do at Santos Bay and in the surrounding area:

  1. Beach Activities:
    Santos Beach is perfect for a day of sunbathing, swimming, and beach games. The calm waters and gentle waves make it suitable for families with children. Lifeguards are on duty during peak seasons, ensuring a safe swimming environment. The wide expanse of golden sand provides plenty of space for relaxation and beach picnics.

  2. Water Sports and Adventure:
    The clear waters of Santos Bay offer opportunities for various water sports and activities. Rent a kayak or paddleboard to explore the coastline, or try your hand at surfing or bodyboarding. Adventure seekers can book boat tours, shark cage diving excursions, or dolphin and whale watching trips departing from Mossel Bay Harbor.

  3. Historical Attractions:
    Explore Mossel Bay's rich maritime history at the Dias Museum Complex, located near Santos Beach. Visit the Maritime Museum to learn about the region's seafaring heritage and see replicas of Bartolomeu Dias' caravel and other historical vessels. Don't miss the chance to step inside the Old Post Office Tree, a large milkwood tree used by early sailors as a post office.

  4. Dining and Entertainment:
    Santos Beach is surrounded by restaurants, cafes, and bars offering delicious cuisine and stunning ocean views. Enjoy a meal or refreshing drink at one of the beachfront eateries while soaking up the relaxed coastal atmosphere. In the evenings, live music and entertainment events are often hosted at venues near the beach.

  5. Outdoor Recreation:
    Take advantage of the outdoor recreational activities available in Mossel Bay and its surroundings. Hike the St. Blaize Trail, a scenic coastal path that offers breathtaking views of the ocean and opportunities for birdwatching and whale spotting. Golfers can tee off at the nearby Mossel Bay Golf Club, which boasts an 18-hole course with stunning sea views.

Santos Beach and Mossel Bay offer a perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural experiences, making it a must-visit destination along the Garden Route of South Africa.

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