The facilities along Umhlanga’s beachfront are similar to what you may expect at other world famous beach destinations. The clean, white sandy beach and warm water of the Indian Ocean waters beckons. There are great seafood restaurants with seating almost on the beach.
Park on Lagoon Drive and walk down "Walkway to the Beach" (signposted). Some of South Africa's most famous hotels are along this coastline – the Cabanas, Breakers, Pearls, Oyster Box and the legendary Beverly Hills, Sol Kerzner's first hotel.
A beautiful paved walk meanders through a beach garden to your left, while a stroll to the right will bring you all the way up to Umhlanga Beach's landmark, Umhlanga Lighthouse.
Beaches near North Coast (Dolphin)
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling
Blythedale Beach(24.3 km from North Coast (Dolphin))
Blythedale Beach is a massive stretch of beautiful sand, perfect for long walks, and a haven for water activities such as swimming and surfing.
Richards Bay(80.4 km from North Coast (Dolphin))
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.
North Beach(87 km from North Coast (Dolphin))
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.