About Storm Petrel
St Helena Bay is a popular tourist destination, particularly during the spring wild flower season. Visitors from all over the world come for relaxation and recreation. Ancient granite hills and boulders form a backdrop to the village and offer stunning views of the bay and across to the Piketberg mountains, while the white sandy beaches are perfect for beach-combing and even a refreshing dip in the Atlantic Ocean.
Storm Petrel is a two-bedroom cottage situated approximately 1 km from the lovely sandy beach and safe swimming waters. There are two bedrooms; the main bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has twin beds and a full family bathroom.
There is also a fully equipped open-plan kitchen, dining room and lounge leading out onto a patio with a braai area. The house boasts lovely sea view across the bay to Lamberts Bay.
St Helena Bay is one of the most popular bays for whales to visit and calve. From August to November, the Southern Right whales come in to the bay to calve and can be viewed from the shore all around the bay. Humpback whales are also present in the area.
Heaviside dolphins are found in large numbers at any time along with schools of Dusky and Common dolphins. Large groups can be seen chasing fish along the shore or simply flying through the waves out of sheer enjoyment.
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Things to do in and around St Helena Bay
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