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Away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, the pretty setting and the coming and going of fishing boats will soothe you.

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Ouakam Mosque

A peaceful beachfront respite.

Despite the fact that a visit to the outlying Ouakam district will lead you inevitably to the African Renaissance Monument, it's also worth checking out the area along the coast to the south, where you'll find a unique spot that's not as well known but well worth your time. The mosque that has presided over the beach in this residential sector since 1997 is a peaceful place to escape the bustle of downtown. After you visit the mosque, head down to the sands to watch the little fishing boats come and go. It's the kind of very typical local scene that will draw you into the rhythm of Dakar life.



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