Fernao Veloso Bay

Fernao Veloso Bay
Baía de Fernão Veloso
Coordinates 14°24′S 40°42′E / 14.400°S 40.700°E / -14.400; 40.700Coordinates: 14°24′S 40°42′E / 14.400°S 40.700°E / -14.400; 40.700
Ocean/sea sources Indian Ocean
Basin countries Mozambique
Max. length 30 km (19 mi)
Max. width 16 km (9.9 mi)
Settlements Nacala

Fernao Veloso Bay (Portuguese: Baía de Fernão Veloso) is a bay in Mozambique.[1] It is located in Nampula Province, south of Memba Bay on the northern coast of Mozambique.

Currently the bay is a popular tourist area, having some fine beaches and diving spots.[2]


Fernao Veloso Bay is open towards the east and has deep inlets in the northwestern and southwestern corners of the inner bay. The latter runs from north to south and forms the harbour of Nacala, the deepest natural port on the east coast of Africa.[3]

A beach in the inner bay near Nacala town.
Man holding a tuna by the shore of the bay.

See also


  1. "Baía de Fernão Veloso". Mapcarta. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  2. "Vista da praia de Fernão Veloso". Trip Advisor. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  3. "Porto de Nacala". Mapcarta. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
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