Shark Bay, Santa Maria

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#14 of 41 in Outdoors in Ilha do Sal
A heaven for anyone into wind-based sports, Shark Bay remains one of Cape Verde's top kitesurfing spots. The area offers no tourist amenities, so it's a good idea to bring plenty of drinking water and snacks if you plant to spend the day here. Several local outfits provide organized transport to the beach, located about a 10-minute drive from Santa Maria. Add Shark Bay and other attractions to your Ilha do Sal trip itinerary using our Ilha do Sal day trip app .
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  • Lovely experiencing this but a long walk in water and on cobbles is definitely need water shoes. We took our own but there are some to hire for two euros each.  more »
  • I thought this was going to be a hit or miss excursion - how wrong was I ! Walking out into waist high water to very this harmless Lemon Sharks was amazing A top tip - take the early morning trip as t...  more »
  • Indeed there were a number of sharks very near the coast. A very special performance. You could under guidance the water in. It was not a pretty clean sea water in that place but there were boxes everywhere with water shoes ready.
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  • Arrived and walked out into very clear warm water. We had a great guide who was full of knowledge about the Lemon Sharks...we had 4 swimming around our legs, all about half a metre long, more impressively 2 adult pairs were swimming a little further out in deeper water. Keeping a close eye on the young shark. Fascinating
  • Really good thanks to the locals nice morning knee deep in the sea with baby lemon sharks swimming in and out of my legs fabulous 😁
  • What a unique experience! Walk with sharks! Baby sharks though. If you have a chance to visit here early morning is the best as the wind makes your view compromised a bit. Take water shoes as the rocks are very sharp or you can rent from locals for two euros. The walk is a bit challenging! Uneven terrain and the wind can be strong too ! Underwater camera is great here the water is Cristal clear as this part is rocky / coralline and no sand is floating in the water.
  • Amazing place! If you're on Sal you should definitely visit the place. There are lots of lemon sharks to see. If you're travelling on a budget, here's how to get there without spending 25 euros for an organized trip. From Santa Maria take an aluager to Espargos for 1 euro. Get off at the roundabout just before the town. Walk 400m east to the hospital and from there take a taxi to Pedra Lume for 4 euros. From there it's an easy walk 2.5km along the coastline.
  • Bit of a slippery walk out to see sharks so need to take care also suggest you take your own water shoes otherwise you'll have to hire them when you're there and they're not the best.
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