Eastern Cape Beaches & Pools

Situated between Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal, the Eastern Cape is the second largest of South Africa's 9 provinces. Show on Map

Destinations in Eastern Cape

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Maitlands Beach

Where? Maitlands
Maitland Beach, known by locals simply as Maitlands, is an exquisite beach that is expansive and pristine. It is known for its seemingly endless stretches of white sand, but even more so for its enormous sand ...

Supertubes and Dolphin Beach

Where? Jeffreys Bay
Dolphin Beach is one of the few beaches in the country that has achieved Blue Flag status (2013). Situated in the renowned surfing hotspot of Jeffrey’s Bay, Dolphin Beach is where Supertubes (known well to ...

Sunrise On Sea Beach

Where? East London
The Sunrise On Sea Beach in East London on the Sunshine Coast of the Eastern Cape forms part of the magnificent Strandloper Hiking Trail (popular multiday hike) and the Kwelera Coastal Nature Reserve. ...

Mazeppa Bay Second Beach

Where? Mazeppa Bay
Mazeppa Bay is a tiny village that is situated fairly close to the popular vacation spot of Coffee Bay. It is, traditionally, a fishing village, occupied by rural folk that live off the produce of the land and ...

Poenskop Beach

Where? Port St Johns
Poenskop beach lies to the north of Port St Johns and is one of the most isolated beaches on the Wild Coast. As you make your way to Poenskop, a few huts will be passed en route, but there is really ...

King's Beach

Where? Humewood
Port Elizabeth boasts a number of fabulous swimming beaches. Kings Beach is the largest and one of the most beautiful, as it is characterised by a 2 kilometre long stretch of flat sandy coastline with rolling ...

Gonubie Beach

Where? Gonubie
Gonubie beach (it’s proximity to East London is just 25 kilometres north of the city) at the mouth of the Gonubie River) and its blue flag status make it a ‘must’ to visit. Gonubie beach not only has a ...

Pollock Beach

Where? Summerstrand
Port Elizabethans can't seem to decide whether to spell their beach Pollok or Pollock. Which doesn't faze visitors any. Because Pollock Beach is also known locally as the Pipe and is favoured by surfers ...

Natures Valley Beach

Where? Natures Valley
You might have heard this before, but if not impress your friends with this bit of trivia – the Natures Valley Beach is the final pit stop to the popular 5 day Otter Trail. This magnificent beach is a welcome ...

Bonza Bay Beach

Where? East London
Bonza Bay’s beach lies just off the Quinera Lagoon giving you the best of both worlds - wonderful fishing, birding and swimming opportunities as well as mounds of golden sand. Bonza Bay Beach is a ...

Sardinia Bay Beach

Where? Sardinia Bay
Affectionately known to the locals as Sards, Sardinia Bay Beach is an absolutely spectacular beach on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth’s suburban centre. This beach is all about miles upon miles of sandy ...

Orient Beach

Where? East London
Lying on the eastern side of the Buffalo River on the south end of the esplanade in The Quigney, Orient beach used to be known as the Sandy Beach until 1907 when a Russian vessel called the SS Orient ran ...

McArthur Baths Swimming Pool Complex

Where? Humewood
The McArthur Baths Swimming Pool Complex, ideally situated along King’s Beach Promenade adjoining onto Kings Beach, is now an excellent water recreational facility. The Complex comprises two open-air warm ...

Lwandile Bay Beach

Where? Coffee Bay
Lwandile Bay Beach is part of the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast and is approximately 300 miles long. This is a relatively unexplored beach and so is in pristine condition. In the winter months you’ll enjoy this as ...

Cove Rock

Where? East London
Cove Rock, whilst not renowned for its swimming, is nonetheless one of the country’s most remarkable sandstone formations that serves as a wonderful venue for breeding seabirds, a whale watching vantage point, ...

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