Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Gonubie (9.2 km from Beacon Bay)
One of South Africa's Blue Flag beaches, Gonubie Beach is one of the best secrets of the Sunshine Coast. Access to this beach is along a raised boardwalk leading down to a beautiful tidal pool. The boardwalk is a fantastic lookout spot for watching dolphins and whales as well as surfers and windsurfers.
Gonubie Lagoon is popular with families,...
Nahoon (3.7 km from Beacon Bay)
Nahoon Beach is part of the pristine Buffalo City coastline that encompasses secluded beaches and an estuary offering mild to wild experiences. Perfect for simply soaking up the sun or extreme big wave surfing, kite surfing, short hikes and fly fishing in the estuary.
Join the team at Jonginenge Eco Education, or call a surf school and learn to...
Bonza Bay (2.6 km from Beacon Bay)
Not only is Bonza Bay Beach pristine and stunningly beautiful, it has really great rock and surf fishing spots. A tidal river runs to it!
Nahoon (3.2 km from Beacon Bay)
This easy trail in the Nahoon Estuary Nature Reserve is a fantastic walk for families. The Dassie Trail starts at the Visitor Centre and wanders through forest to an open area of mud flats fringed with mangrove trees. Most of the trail is on a boardwalk with information boards and tree labels adding to the experience. Keen birders should keep an...
Nahoon (3.6 km from Beacon Bay)
Send your kids to Jonginenge Eco Adventures for an action-packed day while you take a much-needed break.
The Jonginenge team will keep the children busy with exciting activities at Nahoon Beach. Trained lifeguards give surfing lessons and provide other beach-based action ranging from sand boarding to paddling, snorkeling to fishing and...
Four By Four Trails
East London (4.7 km from Beacon Bay)
De Kraal offers a few 4x4 routes about 15 km outside of East London. The exact GPS coordinates are unknown and have been placed in East London; please call for address and further details. The trails vary from 8 km to 35 km along a beautiful mountain route. The trails also vary in time to complete, from 1 hour to 4 hours. These self-drive...
Stirling (4.7 km from Beacon Bay)
Set on fairways steeped in history, the top-rated East London Golf Course is regarded as a delightful playing experience on a course every golfer should play.
Many champions have walked the fairways and teed off in South Africa’s Championship Tournaments here. East London Golf Club hosted the SA Open six times and is a regular home for National...
Bunkers Hill (4.8 km from Beacon Bay)
Highly regarded as a must-play course, East London Golf Club provides golfers an amazing experience.
Recent renovations have propelled this course among the best courses around, and has had it's share hosting many tournaments. The varied terrain makes this 18-hole a combination of links and parkland. Facilities include a pro shop, lounge and club...
Dorchester Heights (6 km from Beacon Bay)
The gateway to the Wild Coast and East London's top entertainment destination, Hemingways Casino Resort has much to offer.
Visitors can opt for an exhilarating gaming experience with more than 380 slots to choose from. Table game aficionados can try their luck at the Blackjack, Poker or Roulette tables.
Hemingways ultra-exclusive Salon Prive...
Dorchester Heights (6.3 km from Beacon Bay)
Hemingways Mall is expediently situated off the N2 Highway running to PE and Mthatha at the corner of Western Avenue and Two Rivers Drive.
The lively mall offers a wide range of entertainment and a specially designed amphitheatre where guests can enjoy fashion and music shows.
Over 200 stores include clothing shops, jewellery stores,...
Bunkers Hill (6.4 km from Beacon Bay)
If you wanted to learn to surf back in the day, you’d have to find a board and figure it out for yourself. If you were very lucky, a buddy or a longsuffering boyfriend would give you a few tips before disappearing quickly behind the backline. Then you’d be all alone, battling with the surf break and swallowing lots of seawater. Now there are...
Sports Stadiums Clubs
Bunkers Hill (6.6 km from Beacon Bay)
East London's main cricket ground is Buffalo Park, home turf of the Warriors cricket squad. With a seating capacity of 20 000, it is a regular venue for One Day Internationals and hosted one Test match in 2002.
Quigney (6.7 km from Beacon Bay)
Although East London is considered the most laid-back city in South Africa, it has a thriving beach culture with a beach to suit everyone. Eastern Beach frequently offers awesome waves for surfers, is regarded as a photographer’s nirvana and lures more adventurous beachgoers. Situated centrally and close to the East London Aquarium, its also one...
East London (7.4 km from Beacon Bay)
The East London Aquarium is the oldest aquarium in South Africa. It was opened in 1931 and strives to offer unique displays and play an active role in conserving the coastline and estuaries in the East London region.
Visitors can view the migration of southern right whales, humped-back whales, and the ever-present bottle-nose dolphins through...
Galleries and Museums
East London (7.5 km from Beacon Bay)
The Ann Bryant Art Gallery is dedicated to increasing aesthetic awareness of cultural diversity and promoting the work of prominent Eastern Cape artists. The elegant old house was built in 1905 and officially opened to the public as a gallery in 1947.
The gallery houses a collection of 20th Century South African paintings, primarily of Victorian...