Top 10: Beach walks

1 Sixteen Mile Beach, Yzerfontein, Western Cape

A delightfully long West Coast beach far away from the maddening crowds. more

2 Keurbooms Beach, Garden Route

Not too far from Plettenberg Bay, you’ll find this fascinating stretch of beach with its rocky outcrops… be sure to keep your eye on the tides. more

3 Umhlanga Rocks, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

This North Coast stretch of beach is great for lazy long walks, there is also a great promenade for power-walkers. more

4 Shelley Beach, Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape

Hunt and gather ocean treasures on this shell-strewn shoreline. more

5 Morgan’s Bay to Double Mouth, Eastern Cape

One of the best walks around with ‘little known beaches and dramatic cliffs’. Walk it the other way and finish your day with a three-course dinner at the Morgan Bay Hotel. more

6 Sacramento Hiking trail, Sardinia Bay, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Round trip coastal walk through the Schoenmakerskop-Sardinia Bay Nature Reserve. more

7 Noordhoek Beach, Cape Town

Has eight kilometres of white sand and a great place for getting that fitness regime started. more

8 The Bluff, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

A great walk for the whole family, and the kids will love the rock pools en route. more

9 Dog Point, Elephant Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

To access this wilderness requires a 4x4, but once there, you quite literally could have the whole of this spectacular beachscape to yourself. more

10 Wild Coast Amble, Eastern Cape

Any section of this hiking trail is worthwhile along the rugged coastline, starting at either Trennery’s or Seagull’s Beach Hotel. more