is South Africa's premier beach holiday
Elizabeth boasts 40 km of unspoiled coastline,
golden sandy beaches and rocky shores, complemented
by a perfect combination of warm water and
sunny skies. The wide expanses of golden
sands are ideal for early morning exploring
and sundowners at sunset. Take a swim with
the dolphins, explore the species of underwater
life, suntan on the shores, enjoy the many
water sports and be romanced by the atmosphere
Port Elizabeth have to offer.
BEACH: One of the countries most famous
and safest beaches. Boast 2km of white sands.
Fence surf spot next to the harbour wall.
Power craft launch area covers 300m of beach
next to the launch road. Bathing areas in
front of the Kings Beach Colibri Surf Lifesaving
Club. MacArthur's Baths Pool Complex is
situated along the Kings Beach Promenade.
Voluntary lifesavers on duty at weekends
during summer. Professionals during the
week. Public toilets and change rooms facilities.
Paddling pools, kiddies playgrounds and
fresh water pools. Plenty of Parking and
beautiful gardens set between lush green
BEACH: Port Elizabeth's most popular
beach. Hobie Beach, located to the right
of Shark Rock Pier, is usually the venue
for the annual "Splash Festival",
beach volleyball, and for the world boardsailing
championships. Professional lifeguards on
duty and all facilities close by. Offers
safe bathing and the low tide rock pools
are a favorite to explore by all ages. Power
craft launching Area. Port Elizabeth's Yacht
Club overlooks the Golden sands and to the
left of the Club, various restaurants and
pubs, offering you all what's needed for
an enjoyable day at the seaside.
BEACH: Bathing area is in front of the
Summerstrand Surf Life Saving Club, who
patrols the beach over weekends and public
holidays and professional Lifeguards during
peak season weekdays. Well known to the
surfing community because of the excellent
BEACH: Port Elizabeth's blue flag international
Beach. Big enough to keep your eye permanently
on toddlers. Professional lifeguards on
duty. Young families favour this beach because
of the shade supplied by the overhead promenade
and the easy access to grassy lawns and
shady trees of Happy Valley.
BAY: Bath at Weinrank Beach and walk
for miles on Golden Sands. Explore the adjacent
river and delight in the magnificent sunsets
while enjoying a sundowner with friends
and family. The Bluewater Bay Life Saving
Club provides the safety on the beach, but
beware of dangerous big surf. Ample parking
and ablution facilities.
SARDINIA BAY: Known locally as "Saards".
P.E.s most picturesque beach, but also one
of the most dangerous for swimmers due to
strong rip tides and backwash. This unspoilt
stretch of our coastline is a magnificent
sight and a very popular surfing beach.
A favorite with dog and horse owners who
bring their pets down for exercise and recreation.
Picnic places and braai facilities are available,
so pack a basket and spend a day relaxing
with family and best friends.
BEACHVIEW: The view is breathtaking.
This beach is part of the Beachview Resort.
Lifeguards only during peak season and not
recommended for safe bathing due to strong
rip and backwash most of the time.
ST. GEORGE'S STRAND: Port Elizabeth's
most northern beach. Prepare for a long
walk from the parking area to the dangerous
surf. Lifeguards only on duty during peak
JOORSTE PARK: Parking close to beach,
but beware of dangerous rip currents. Lifeguards
on duty only during peak season.
BRIGHTEN BEACH: A small beach in
front of the promenade. New Brighton Surf
Lifesaving Club on duty over weekends. Rips
WELLS ESTATE: Bathing areas close
to the beach pier. Lifeguards only on duty
during December month. Rip currents and
backwash most of the time.
MAITLANDS: If you feeling energetic,
climb the dunes and take a run along the
beach. No Facilities. Parking close to the
bathing area, but take care and stay close
within your depth.
VAN STADENS: Part of the Van Stadens
River Mouth Resort, this beach is patrolled
by lifeguards during the peak season only.
Stay close inshore.