Top 10 Beaches in the Eastern Cape

2012-10-02 15:54
With over 800kms of exceptional coastline to choose from, the Eastern Cape is definitely the ideal place to plan a beach escape - combine that with a few adrenalin fueled activities in the adventure province and you're set for epic memory making. Here is a round-up of ten beach to check out as detailed on the SouthAfrica.net site. Did you favourite make the list, if not why not post a comment below?

 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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