Britannia Bay & Shelly Point.

Just south west of  Stompneus & St Helena Bay are two of the most upmarket developments I have seen anywhere along the west coast – Britannia Bay & Shelly Point.

Map of Britannia Bay & Shelly Point.
Map of Britannia Bay & Shelly Point.

There is  a fairly new development, the most western point of Britannia Bay, called Cape St Martin Nature Reserve and the sea front plots there are on the market at R1,295,000.

Entrance to Cape St Martin.
Entrance to Cape St Martin.

Beachfront
Cape St Martin beach front.
Beach front houses.
Beach front houses.

Britannia Bay was named after a British ship, “Britannia”, that struck a reef  on October 22nd 1826. It has 0ver 4 km’s of unspoilt beaches and offers relaxed tranquillity to it’s fortunate inhabitants along the golden mile.

The beach at Britannia Bay.
The beach at Britannia Bay.

I reckon that this has got to be one the calmest areas of beach I have ever seen.

Sea front house.

Seafront house.

Looking north towards Shelly Point.

Looking north from Britannia Bay towards Shelly Point.

Unlike Britannia Bay, Shelly Point is a gated security development and is a little peninsular that almost gives the illusion of being an island. It is also regarded as the site where Vasco Da Gama first set foot on South African soil in 1497.

Statue of Vasco da Gama.

Statue of Vasco Da Gama.

There is a museum, The Vasco Da Gama Nautical Museum, where one can view replica artefacts from a by gone era.

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Main road fountain. Looks very opulent.

There is a 9 hole golf course and a wellness centre but if  you are not into golf or pampering yourself then the stunning coast line, scenic walks, collecting shells, fishing, boating and other water sports should help you relax and wind down in no time at all.

Not all the houses are huge or on the beach front.

Not all the houses are huge or on the beach front.

Looking south from the point.

Looking south from the point.

Not sure what this is right on the point. Could be or was a light house?

Not sure what this is right on the point. Could be or was a light house?

Some houses on the north side of the point. Houses on the north side of the point.

Both Britannia Bay and Shelly point are truly beautiful and if I was I was told that I could have a property anywhere along the west coast, as a gift, it would be a choice between one of these two places.

6 Comments

  1. justBcoz on October 30th, 2009

    Very beautiful. These are becoming very popular spots – lots of property deals happening and I’m sure they’ll be built up a LOT more before too long.

  2. pbdphoto on October 30th, 2009

    I think that some of the owners of beach houses right along the west coast are in trouble financially and if one has the cash great bargains can be picked up. That house in Yzerfontein that was going for R5,000,000 is now at R4,250,000 and would probably take less.

  3. Raoul on November 23rd, 2009

    The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

  4. Chris M on December 26th, 2010

    I’m heading to Shelly Point tomorrow for a couple days 🙂

  5. pbdphoto on December 27th, 2010

    Enjoy and have a great time. Lots of nice places close by to explore.

  6. Tony on October 12th, 2017

    Hi,
    Does anybody know what is fishing like in Britannia bay? ( beach )
    Thanks



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