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Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

Best to visit out of season. Lovely shallow beach with the Santos Train close by. You can take a stroll or just some sunbathing and a little swim in the ocean. Showers to rinse off afterwards are available

Thank Andrearothner
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Calm waters, clean beach, save to swim, life savers on duty. NSRI nearby, Parking is a huge problem!

Thank Go788393
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Even though we visited Santos beach during a winter month, it was quite an experience to walk along the beach and enjoy the cleanliness of this beach. We had a sunny day and relaxed under an umbrella to enjoy a picnic

Thank burgerjp
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This beach is in a safe bay with warm water, excellent Jackal on the Beach situated in the Santos Pavilion - a historic building. Amazing sunsets and photo opportunities

Thank AneliGerber
Reviewed July 10, 2018

First time we have been to this beach and it is lovely clean, not crowded. Not big waves so save for smaller kids

Thank Y2Travel
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Santos beach is a unique beach with small relaxing waves.Definitely a must to experience! Nice train restaurant nearby to eat something after a nice swim at santos.

Thank manzistander
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Went down to the beach with a box of pizza for a late afternoon lunch. Families round us have a jol with their kids, some BBq-ing. Kids enjoying themselves. Really enjoyed the 2 hours on the beach. Will go back. Shop for ice cream and...More

Thank Eben v
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Took 12 people to the beach and had a picnic. 4 of the guests were blind. They wandered around the beach which was safe. Parking was easy and had a security guard. Toilets on beach, as well as an outdoor shower. restaurant available as well....More

Thank Pam T
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Beach is easy accessible in close proximity of two restaurants. Makes for a good walk. Can get busy over weekends or public holidays

Thank InaB759
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Santos is one of the best beaches in South Africa. Good weather from November to May. Smaller waves and gradual shoreline make for a great beach for families with small kids. A good spot for skim boarding.

Thank Bush-Traveller
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Response from msgoliveira | Reviewed this property |
I believe that is better if you rent a car and drive. It is a long way drive from Cape Town. You can rent a car for 10 usd a day.