Britannia Bay

Britannia Bay is a little town, named after the British ship of the same name that was wrecked just 3 miles west of the present day Britannia Bay.

Britannia Bay offers acres of unspoilt, safe beaches. The bay is very protected and the water is slightly warmer than most places on the West Coast, due to the Benguela current not entering the bay.

The bay teems with Southern Right and Humpback whales for up to ten months of the year which are always a delight to watch as are the scores of resident dolphin. Heaviside's (endemic to the area) and Dusky dolphins are often seen to follow the little boats used by holiday makers. It is home to over 200 bird species which attend to indigenous flowers at the turn of Spring.