KwaZulu-Natal Beaches

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Addington Beach in Addington Beach

Addington Beach

Beach in Addington Beach

Due to its protected position near Durban’s harbour, Addington Beach is a perfect beach for learning how to surf and bodyboard in gentle waves. Addington Beach is also the beach for you if you're keen to escape the crowds and swim in calm water. Set on Durban's Golden Mile, the beach is protected year round by shark nets and professional lifeguards.

Alkantstrand in Richards Bay

Alkantstrand

Beach in Richards Bay

Alkantstrand is located in the little town of Richards Bay; a sub-tropical beach that provides warm water from the Indian Ocean making it perfect swimming temperature all year round. Lifeguards are on duty throughout the year, and there are other amenities such as picnic tables, a grassy area, ablutions, parking, and a restaurant nearby. There are braai sites available too.

Amanzimtoti Main Beach in Amanzimtoti

Amanzimtoti Main Beach

Beach in Amanzimtoti

Amanzimtoti Main Beach is very popular for swimming and family beach holidays. The sandy beach offers life guards all year round, lots of parking, pubs, restaurants and shops. Holiday beach activites for kids are offered during peak seasons.

Anerley Beach in South Coast

Anerley Beach

Beach in South Coast

Anerley Beach is situated on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, just eight kilometres north of Port Shepstone. The beach is quiet and peaceful most of the year except during peak season. There are plenty of picnic spots in the area as well as a stunning coastal forest. Anerley is ideal for fishing, diving and swimming.

Ansteys Beach in The Bluff

Ansteys Beach

Beach in The Bluff

Ansteys Beach, unlike other Durban beaches, is very laid back and calm; a favorite among the locals. The sand is superb and even better is the great surf. On any given day you'll find a healthy amount of surfers, body boarders and kite surfers riding the waves. The water has some shallow spots which are perfect for swimmers. You can bathe in peace knowing this is shark-protected waters and there are life guards on duty. All of this makes Ansteys Beach worth a visit.

Baggies Beach in Warner Beach

Baggies Beach

Beach in Warner Beach

Home to the Baggies Surf Pro, Baggies Beach is a hot surf spot and playground of international surfer Frankie Oberholzer. The beach kiosk makes the best 'Surfer Special' sandwiches. Sometimes called Warner Beach, the long sandy beach is popular with locals who come to watch the kite surfers or the sun go down. In season lifesavers are on duty and it is one of the best places to hang out on the South Coast during summer holidays. Baggies Beach has a stunning natural tidal pool teeming with sea life. Bring your goggles and flippers and swim amongst the fish. During June and July residents and visitors flock to the beach to witness the phenomenal annual Sardine Run, considered one of the largest migrations on the planet. This major event on the diving calendar attracts numerous international photographers and documentary film-makers eager to capture images of the spectacle.

Banana Beach in South Coast

Banana Beach

Beach in South Coast

Banana Beach is situated on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. It is safe for swimming with lifeguards on duty during holiday season and on weekends, as well as being shark-net protected. You can also fish from the beach or the rocks and go snorkelling in the rock pools which are filled with exquisite sea life. The humpback whale is a seasonal visitor from June to November on this part of the coastline, and dolphins can be spotted throughout the year, especially from May to August.

Bay of Plenty in North Beach

Bay of Plenty

Beach in North Beach

Right on Durban’s Golden Mile, the Bay of Plenty is one of this city’s popular surfing beaches, particularly during their mild winter season. It can get busy in the water when the surf is up. Right and left waves break consistently off the beach and jetty.

Bazley Beach in South Coast

Bazley Beach

Beach in South Coast

Bazley Beach is situated approximately 70 km south of Durban. The warm Indian Ocean water is great for swimming, diving and fishing. Bazley is on the Fafa River mouth which offers a lagoon ideal for the kids to splash in and for the adults to enjoy canoeing and rafting. The beach is quiet most of the year except during school holidays.

Blythedale Beach in Blythedale Beach

Blythedale Beach

Beach in Blythedale Beach

Blythedale Beach is a massive stretch of beautiful sand, perfect for long walks, and a haven for water activities such as swimming and surfing.

Brighton Beach and Cave Rock in Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach and Cave Rock

Beach in Brighton Beach

Cave Rock at Brighton Beach dishes up one of the best surf breaks on the South African coastline. Surfers from all over the world come to ride the perfect tubular waves when large south swells break across the solid rock reef. At low tide Cave Rock offers numerous calm rock pools for children to adventure and explore the subtropical marine life.

Clansthal Beach in South Coast

Clansthal Beach

Beach in South Coast

Clansthal beach is nestled between Umkomaas and Scottburgh, just 40 kilometres outside of Durban. This long, secluded stretch of soft, white sand beach is tranquil with few people and plenty of fish for catching. There are no lifeguards at Clansthal, but you can walk along the shore to the adjacent Green Point, a great surf break, or to Scottburgh for a swim. There are a number of nature reserves close by as well as the famous Oribi Gorge.

Clarke Bay in Ballito

Clarke Bay

Beach in Ballito

Walk 15 minutes south of Willards Beach and you will reach the beach and rock pools of Clarke Bay. The beach is protected by shark nets and there are lifeguards on duty. Further south at Ballito Point is a tidal pool, great for swimming but caution is advised if there is big surf. Ballito Point offers an excellent left break for surfers. Photo source: en.wikipedia.org

Dairy Beach in Durban Beachfront

Dairy Beach

Beach in Durban Beachfront

Dairy Beach on Durban’s Golden Mile is a renowned surfing spot, regularly hosting the Mr Price Pro and other major surfing competitions. Also known as New Pier, the exposed beach and pier break offers consistent waves that break from the left and right. It’s also great for swimming and other beach activities.

Dolphin and Whale Watching Southport Beach in Southport

Dolphin and Whale Watching Southport Beach

Beach in Southport

Situated between Scottburgh and Margate, Southport Beach offers wonderful dolphin and whale watching opportunities. Although it is relatively unknown and quiet, it is within an easy 30-minute driving distance from Scottburgh and Margate. There are many quaint and inexpensive restaurants right on the beach or nearby.

 

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