Phare des Mamelles is the first landing lighthouse in this part of Africa. At the beginning of the 20th century, it served as a guide for airmen from the Aéropostale who landed here, such as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry or Jean Mermoz. Phare des Mamelles is still a valuable landmark for the many canoe fishermen who go out to sea several miles from shore every day. A true strategic point facing the vast blue Atlantic, Phare des Mamelles is the culmination of Dakar, offering an exceptional panorama on the Cape Verde peninsula. To the north one sees the tip of the Almadies, the western extremity of the continent. When the weather is clear, you can see the beginning of the Petite-Côte and the other side of Hann Bay, more than 50 km away.