Shipwreck beach

An exceptional beach

Approximately 25 km north of Luanda on the way to Caxito lies the bay of Santiago.

Another true insider tip. This beach is as extraordinary as beautiful. What makes this wide sandy beach so special are the many shipwrecks. Some of the wrecks are right on the beach.

This special mix of dream beach and apocalypse flair makes this destination a very special experience for adventurers and photographers.

This surreal scenery was created in the 1970s. The disused ships of some bankrupt companies were towed to the remote beach. Over time, a whole ship graveyard formed.

The largest ship on the beach is an oil tanker of 70 meters called "Karl Marx". The indiscriminately scattered ocean liners date back to the 1960s and have been more or less affected by water, sun and tides. Some of the skeletons are directly accessible from the beach. Book a unforgettable trip into a bizarre world.

The Trip

8:00 am:

Pick up at your hotel in Luanda

With a air-conditioned, private car we will drive from Luanda to Santiago Beach.

Once there, we will walk the entire beach with you. Take a look at the different ships. A true paradise for photographers.

For lunch we have prepared a picnic for you, which we will have on the beach.

After lunch, you can take a swim or explore the rest of the beach.

In the afternoon we will head back to Luanda.

Arrival at the hotel: approx. 06:30 pm

Included in the price

Transport in a private, air-conditioned car
Water and soft drinks
English-speaking guide
Portuguese-speaking driver

Upon availability, Spanish or German tours can also be offered.

Not included in the price

Personal expenditures, tips, other services and meals not mentioned, optional activities, alcoholic drinks


The ship wrecks are partially accessible. We advise not to enter the ships. Entering or climbing leads to incalculable risks. Bring sturdy shoes with you, as metal parts of the ships may be under the sand.

Pure and Authentic Tourism Lda

Vila EcoCampo,

Morro Bento, 

Av. Pedro de Castro Van-Dúnem Loy nº76,

Luanda - Angola



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