South Africa Beaches

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Airports (18)
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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.

Agulhas Beach in Agulhas

Agulhas Beach

Beach in Agulhas

Agulhas Beach offers great swimming in the tidal pools or surfing in the open sea where two oceans meet. Other beach activities include hiking, whale spotting, tennis, bowling, horse riding or rock and surf angling.

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.

Arniston Beach in Arniston

Arniston Beach

Beach in Arniston

Picturesque Arniston Beach is typified by soft undulating sand dunes in stark contrast with dark jagged cliffs. This pretty area in the Overberg is a sought after destination for artists and photographers, and the entire fishing village is one of the country’s National Monuments. Local fishermen still live in the lime-washed and thatched cottages and go out to sea in traditional boats similar to what their forefathers used in the 19th Century. Dating back even further are the remains of ancient fish traps set by Khoisan strandlopers.

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.

Beachview in Beachview

Beachview

Beach in Beachview

The attractive beach at Beachview is situated on a section of Port Elizabeth’s coastline that is fantastic for long beach walks. Beachview is a good place for beachcombing and to start hiking to the next beach at Maitlands. Lifeguards are on duty during peak season but swimming is not safe due to strong rip currents and backwash.

Begha Mouth in Begha

Begha Mouth

Beach in Begha

Begha Mouth Beach is situated within a nature reserve and is backed by rolling sand dunes. This slice of paradise offers fantastic angling, beachcombing and swimming. Just about anything beachy from mild to wild goes here. Runners, cyclists, kite surfers, paddlers, water skiers and jet skiers all make the most of this Eastern Cape gem during peak season.

Bettys Bay Main Beach in Bettys Bay

Bettys Bay Main Beach

Beach in Bettys Bay

The small holiday town of Betty's Bay is fringed by a beautiful 4 km long stretch of sandy white beach. It's great for swimming and surfing. Nick Coombe, creativecommons.org

Big Bay Beach in Big Bay

Big Bay Beach

Beach in Big Bay

Big Bay is one of two Bloubergstrand beaches – the other is unsurprisingly called Little Bay (or Small Bay) – and is a favourite surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing spot, drawing international enthusiasts to annual competitions. Not only is it a great fun family beach, the long, flat sandy Big Bay Beach is perfect for sun tanning, walking, flying kites and just vegging out. If you can cope with ultra chilly water the swimming and bodysurfing is safe and fun. A rocky point divides the descriptively named Big Bay and Little Bay Beaches of Blouberg. There’s a plethora of shops and eateries along the beachfront road. Ever wondered which one of Cape Town Beaches is best for taking photos of Table Mountain and the sea? Well, Blouberg (Blue Mountain) is the spot from which the postcard images are taken. Don’t miss the awesome sunset views – watch the face of Table Mountain turn golden as the setting sun blazes across the Atlantic Ocean.

 

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