Top 10: Beaches in the Eastern Cape

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1 Hobie Beach, Nelson Mandela Bay Precinct

A recognised Blue Flag beach that hosts sailing and boating events. Also popular with swimmers and surfers and those who love some fun in the sun. more

2 Humewood 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. more

3 Well’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. more

4 King’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. more

5 Kelly’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. more

6 Dolphin Beach, Jeffrey’s Bay

The main swimming beach in a town known for its Super Tubes and surfers, it’s an alcohol-free zone popular with families. more

7 Kariega 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. more

8 Coffee 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. more

9 Morgan’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. more

10 Kidd’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.