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Beaches in the Eastern Cape
1Hobie Beach, Nelson Mandela Bay Precinct
2Humewood Beach, Nelson Mandela Bay Precinct
A Blue Flag beach that is a focal part of city life in Port Elizabeth. Great for tanning, swimming, surfing and... socialising.
3Well’s Estate, Nelson Mandela Bay Precinct
Paddling pools, water slides and a long pier built over the dunes, are the major attractions at this popular Blue Flag Beach.
4King’s Beach, Nelson Mandela Bay Precinct
Thanks to its 1.6 kilometres of Blue Flag beach, King's Beach attracts bathers, surfers, beachcombers and children, in particular, thanks to its kiddie-friendly facilities.
5Kelly’s Beach, Port Alfred
This coastal town is blessed with a number of beaches, but Kelly’s is the Blue Flag favourite. Perfect for safe swimming, beach ball games, tanning and walking.
6Dolphin Beach, Jeffrey’s Bay
7Kariega Beach, Kenton-on-Sea
Once voted the best beach in South Africa, Kariega Beach offers up the best of bucket-and-spade country. Great for swimming, and it’s child-friendly too.
8Coffee Bay, Wild Coast
Coffee Bay lies at the mouth of the Nenga river and is protected by high cliffs and rolling hills. Very popular for hikes and horse-safaris. Eight kilometres from Coffee Bay is the famous ‘Hole in the Wall’ rock formation.
9Morgan’s Bay, north of Haga-Haga
A heavenly stretch of unspoilt, white sandy beach that is a haven of peace and quiet. Great for families over the school holidays when it offers up the ultimate summer playground.
10Kidd’s Beach, East London
About 25 kilometres south of the city (toward Port Elizabeth) you’ll find Kidd’s Beach. It is a favourite hangout of surfers as its conditions allow almost year-round surfing.