Tsaben Beach

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Great, fun spot to surf. Black volcanic sand beach and usually the water is quite clean with just the occasional piece of rubbish floating by. Foothills of Mt Cameroon can easily be seen from the water. The restaurant on the beach of Tsaben Hotel serves great fish and chips and gambas. Very laid back spot. Ex-pats tend to come on the weekends for the surf and the beach. Can get here from Douala in about 1:45-2:00 hours in your own vehicle. Takes a bit longer by public transportation but it's fairly easy as well. In Douala take a car bound for Limbe at the Rond Point Deido. It will drop you off at Half Mile in Limbe. Then take a taxi to Tsaben Beach (just after Semme Beach).


Directly in front of Tsaben Beach Hotel. Turn off the N3 into the Tsaben Beach property by the beach. Plenty of secure, safe parking. Walk down the stairs and you are on the beach.

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeBeach break
DirectionRight and left
PowerOrdinary, Fun
FrequencyDon't know
Normal lengthDon't know
Good day lengthDon't know
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionDon't know
Swell directionSouthWest, South
Swell sizeDon't know - Don't know
TideMid and high tide
Tide movementRising tide
WeekendFew surfers




Nearby spots
Seme Beach, Limbe

5.07 miles away

Direction:Right and left
Frequency:Sometimes breaks (50 days/year)
Lonely Left

7.42 miles away

Direction:Don't know
Bottom:Flat rocks
Frequency:Don't know