Top 10: Family beaches

Cape Town's Clifton Beach. Cape Town's Clifton Beach

1 Humewood Beach, Port Elizabeth

Packed with nearby attractions and activities, and plenty of water sports, this Blue Flag beach is a firm favourite for family holidays. more

2 Clifton 4th Beach, Cape Town

Simply, Cape Town’s favourite beach. From fashion models to moms ‘n tots - everyone loves Clifton. more

3 Margate Main Beach, South Coast

Families love this fun-packed beach. During peak holiday periods, festivals, holiday programmes and beach sports keep the kids occupied for hours so mom and dad can relax. more

4 Bikini Beach, Gordon’s Bay, Western Cape

A sheltered beach with a mild, shallow surf – ideal for kiddies - rock pools, a promenade and many restaurants nearby. more

5 Orient Beach, East London, Eastern Cape

Families love Orient’s lawns, pools, slides, esplanade and safe protected bathing.

6 Umhlanga Rocks, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

A great family beach with safe swimming and lots of rock pools for the kids. more

7 Blue Lagoon, Durban KwaZulu-Natal

It used to be known as Addington Beach, now the Blue Lagoon is still a real favourite amongst South African holidaymakers. more

8 Ramsgate Main Beach, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

A Blue Flag beach that offers fun for the whole family along the Hibiscus coast. more

9 Grotto Beach, Hermanus, Western Cape

This beautiful beach is a favourite with local families, looking for a peaceful day of sea and sun. more

10 Dolphin Beach, Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape

With surf that’s kind to little groms (novice surfers), a shell and surf museum, oceanarium, water rides and more, families will be entertained on and off the beach. more