La Côte Sauvage

Republic of Congo

Pointe-Noire's best and most popular beaches are located to the south of the city and are known locally as 'the wild coast'. There are lots of stalls serving fresh fish and cold beers, as well as plenty of room to escape the crowds. A taxi from Pointe-Noire should be around CFA3000.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Republic of Congo attractions

1. Pointe Indienne

12.64 MILES

This lovely stretch of sandy beach 19km north of Pointe-Noire is a great place for a day trip out of the city. It's popular with locals at weekends, and…

2. Musée Ma-Loango

14.39 MILES

Some way north of Pointe-Noire in the village of Diosso is this rather surprisingly located history museum, which covers the history of Congo and its…

3. Diosso Gorge

15.21 MILES

Half an hour north of Pointe-Noire, just outside the dusty village of Diosso, is the remarkable scenery of Diosso Gorge, which tears through the otherwise…