Eastern Cape DestinationsBeachview, Port Elizabeth
The little village of Beachview that earned its name for obvious reasons when one considers the spectacular view of the beach from the homes here, lies on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth - about 25 kilometres from the city centre.
But you’re in a different world here where beaches stretch for miles and sightings of dolphins make this a tranquil getaway from it all. The endangered oyster catcher, along with a wide range of other birds, frequents this part of the world, where the beach joins the shores of Algoa Bay and merges with another 40 kilometres of golden sands to make up the shoreline of Port Elizabeth.
This is a coastline of unspoilt sand dunes, scenic walks and a host of adventures that include birding, mountain biking and horse riding. Beachview is also close to a number of activities, should you choose to venture out. Maitland, a wonderful sandy beach with a lagoon and some of the most magnificent sand dunes is less than three kilometres from Beachview, and offers a great alternative as Beachview is not regarded as a safe swimming beach, despite its impressive view.
Seaview, home to its own Game and Lion Park, is moments away and not only takes you closer to Port Elizabeth but also has a shopping centre. And The Island, a beautiful forest area, provides beautiful walks though indigenous forest as well as picnic and braai areas.