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Namibia Sights

Palm Beach

  • A.Schad Promenade
  • Beach–Sight

Updated 11/14/2012

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At a manageable 500 meters (1,640 feet), Palm Beach, which stretches along the western side of Swakopmund and effectively forms the western border, is the recommended beach for gentle walking. Swimming isn't encouraged due to rough waters and strong currents (and the icy Atlantic waters). Instead stroll from the north, starting at The Mole beach, and watch the sun go down in the west. Enjoy a sundowner on Swakopmund's famous jetty or have dinner at The Jetty restaurant

with its spectacular location at the end of the pier (one of the few places to get sushi if you're tired of all the venison offered on safari). For a more festive scene, try The Tug. The palms the beach is named after are set back against the access road offering limited shade. Busy in summer, but quiet in winter, Palm Beach is also often in fog due to the cold air of the Atlantic hitting the heat of the desert. Set just back off Beach Road, Swakopmund Boutique Hotel is the closest accommodation to the beach. Amenities: food and drink, parking, toilets. Best for: walking, sunsets.

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Address:

A.Schad Promenade, Swakopmund, Namibia

Updated 11/14/2012

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