Welcome to St Francis Bay
St Francis Bay is an upmarket resort partially constructed around a network of canals. It has a uniform building code that calls for black thatched roofs and white stucco walls. The beach here is fairly narrow but pleasant nonetheless, and the surf is good for beginners. Off season, it's pretty much deserted, and its golf course and twee crescents create an air of immaculate sterility. However, it does come to life in the high season, and is a safe and tranquil spot for a night or two throughout the year. Nearby Port St Francis is one of the centres of the calamari fishing industry; catches include Cape Hope squid, known as chokka and often used as bait. A few kilometres further south, Cape St Francis has a wind-whipped beach and the Seal Point surf break. Whales can be seen offshore between July and November; dolphins are seen throughout the year.