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Port Elizabeth is South Africa's premier beach holiday destination.

Port 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.

KINGS 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 grass.

Hobbie Beach, Click to EnlargeHOBIE 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.

Pollok Beach, Click to EnlargePOLLOK 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 waves.

Humewood Beach, Click to EnlargeHUMEWOOD 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.

Bluewater Bay Beach, Click to EnlargeBLUEWATER 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 seasons.

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 and backwash.

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.

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