Barradise in Inhambane Province, southern Mozambique
Barra Beach is a beautiful 14km stretch of white sandy beach. Barra is a Peninsula with clear crystal warm waters of the Indian Ocean on the eastern side and the Lagoon inlet on the western side. There is an enormous variety of Accommodation available from self catering to Luxury getaways, with a selection of fine restaurants dotted along the coast.
Activities in the area include superb fishing, a popular surf break, snorkeling with seahorses and local island Dhow trips. There is plenty to do here! You can sit back and enjoy an easy day relaxing on the beach, or spend your time scuba diving (some of the best diving in the world), surfing the waves, horse riding the trails through the dunes and villages or deep sea fishing.
There are great bars and restaurants where you can relax sipping an Ice cold2M (the local beer) or a cocktail, and sampling the local prawns and other delicious seafood. You could also take a trip into Inhambane, a historic local town and the second oldest town in Mozambique to enjoy the local market or a dhow ride in the harbour.
Barra is a great destination all year round. The summer months are from November to March. Temperatures in the day are usually around 30°C and humidity is around 80%. during these months and there can be rain, usually in late December, January and February but these are mostly tropical showers that last only part of the day.
Winter months are April to October. Temperatures in the day are usually around 20-25°C and humidity is low. There is sometimes also rainfall, usually in late June / early July.
For the divers, Barra boasts many stunning reefs, from shallow for beginners to deeper reefs for more advanced divers.
Whale Sharks are here all year round but the larger numbers are here in the summer, notably November and March.
Humpback whales usually arrive around mid June and stay until mid October. Manta Rays and dolphins can be seen all year round, along with other incredible marine life!