Struisbaai is a pristine fishing village that boasts the longest continuous stretch of beach in the Southern hemisphere. 14 km of white sand provide safe bathing, boating and angling.
There are two stories about the naming of the town. One says that it was named for the size of its big beach with "struis" being an old Dutch word for "huge", the other tells of it being named after "vogelstruise" (ostriches) found in the area.
Struisbaai has historical fisherman's cottages at Hotagterklip and the thatch roof church is a National Monument. A local charter company offers great white shark viewing, fishing, wreck diving and game hunting.