About Gonubie Beach

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, providing kids with many hours of fascinating exploration as they discover small fish, shells and other marine creatures.

Situated only 8 km from East London, the coastal village of Gonubie is considered to be a suburb of the city. But the chilled vibe and awesome scenery of Gonubie belies this. Lying on the estuary of the Gonubie River and enjoying a wonderful climate, Gonubie is a small piece of paradise on the Eastern Cape Coast.

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Reviews for Gonubie Beach

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Maude Van Wyk
28 January 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the beach, with the lovely boardwalk and lagoon.

Helen Burnard
11 December 2014

Great board walk, great beach with Life savers on duty, Perfect with the river flowing into the ocean.

Adrian Runganathan, Mr
20 September 2014

Really over rated, unfriendly locals.

Ingrid van Biljon
08 January 2014

Awesome fun in the sun for the whole family.

Amy Jennings
10 July 2013

I've been coming to Gonubie beach for as long as I can remember and it never disappoints. There are usually lifeguards on duty and towards the tidal pool there is some surfing to be had. The lagoon is wonderful and calm - a fantastic place to muck about. The beach is usually pristine. Many days of fun have been had on the boardwalk and discovering sea life in the rock pools. Best kept secret!

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Accommodation near Gonubie Beach

Athlone Guest Cottages

2 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 7 rooms

Athlone guest cottages is situated on the Gonubie main access road The East London Airport is only 16 kilometres away. There are double...
from R600
per night for 2 guests

Amanda's B & B

35 Reviews
Sleeps 13 in 6 rooms

Amanda's B & B is located in Gonubie, right on the beach where you can hear the waves breaking on your doorstep. Your hosts, Pieter and...

The Rose and Ale

20 Reviews
Sleeps 36 in 8 rooms

We are situated in the tranquil seaside suburb of Gonubie. With just a 15 minute drive into East London and a 5 minute walk to our...
from R500
per night for 2 guests

24 First Street

5 Reviews
Sleeps 11 in 3 rooms

24 First Street is situated in the coastal town of Gonubie, only a short drive to the beach and river mouth. A 15-minute drive will take...
from R500
per night for 2 guests


8 Reviews
Sleeps 74 in 36 rooms

The Birdhouse is situated on 16th Avenue in Gonubie, opposite the Bird Sanctuary that is home to rare and indigenous flora and is a bird-...
from R700
per night for 2 guests

Ocean Bed

22 Reviews
Sleeps 11 in 3 rooms

Ocean Bed is situated in Gonubie, a small village town about 15 minutes' drive from East London. Gonubie offers a bit of everything for...
from R500
per night for 2 guests

Gonubie Beach Map

Gonubie Beach is 2.6km from the centre of Gonubie , the nearest airport 25.5km (East London Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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