Terrace Bay is situated in the Skeleton Coast Park in north-west Namibia. It is approximately 4 hours drive north of Swakopmund. It's a remote location, but the chances of catching a variety of fish here are excellent, and amongst the best on Namibia's coastline. This is a destination for the angling crowd.
As it is the only resort inside the park, it can attract a decent amount of tourists, mainly because there is nowhere else to stay. Fishing permits are essential by law, and anglers must read the Fishing Act to know how many, and what sort of fish they can catch, how they can transport them home, and in what form. Filleting is not allowed and anglers must bring their own tackle.
Some visitors to the area use Terrace Bay as a point to explore the Uniab River Delta, a great destination for hiking, bird watching, game viewing and dunes. Walking along the beach is also very popular, and probably the only other activity visitors can do here. Terrace Bay has 2 shops. One for the staff and one for tourists. The tourist shop has some fishing equipment, a small selection of groceries, beers, ciders and wines. There is a clinic for employees and tourists alike, staffed by a resident nurse.