West Coast, Western Cape

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This article is about the region. For the municipality, see West Coast District Municipality.

The West Coast is a region of the Western Cape province in South Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and the Swartland region on the east.

The region stretches for over 400 km from north to south and is well known for its scenic beauty and fertile fishing grounds. The main towns in this region are Saldanha, Paternoster, Vredenburg, Velddrif, St. Helena Bay, Langebaan, Hopefield, Darling and Yzerfontein. The region's main nature reserve is the West Coast National Park.

West Coast scenes
White fisherman's cottages of Paternoster
Fishermen on the West Coast shore.
Langebaan Lagoon