About East London Beaches

Buffalo City, as East London is charmingly known, not only lies on one of the most sublime coastlines of the world - think warm Indian Ocean waters and sub-tropical weather that allow visitors to enjoy the climate all year round - it also basks gloriously between the Nahoon River in the north and the Buffalo River to the south of the city, and the phrase ‘unspoilt beaches’ was termed with East London’s beaches in mind.

Did you know? Regarded as one of the most consistent surfing coastlines in the country, East London is said to have the best of everything.

Other beaches, besides the ones mentioned below, include Kidds beach, Leechers, the beaches along the West Bank of the city like Shelly Beach and Fullers Bay - where the waterworld complex offers swimming, sailing, water-skiing, boardsailing and boating.

One would be remiss for not mentioning Gonubie beach, for although not exactly a local beach, it’s proximity to East London (it’s 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.

Popular East London Beaches

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Eastern Beach

Stay? East London Accommodation
Eastern beach, which lies just past the East London aquarium opposite Marina Glen, is not only one of the city’s most central beaches, it’s one of the most popular ...

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Nahoon Beach

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Nahoon beach is a surfer’s and swimmer’s paradise and is arguably East London’s most popular beach - we’re talking kilometres of (mostly) uncrowded and unpolluted ...

Beaches & Pools

Orient Beach

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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 ...

Beaches & Pools

Bonza Bay Beach

Stay? East London Accommodation
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 ...

Beaches & Pools

Igoda Beach

Stay? East London Accommodation
Just outside East London, where the Eastern Cape landscapes are characterised by green hills and just about more rivers than trees, is the serenity of the Igoda ...

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Gulu Beach

Stay? East London Accommodation
Although Gulu Beach is essentially frequented by recreational anglers, it makes for a wonderful day trip during summer, when the wide open beach at the seaward end ...

Cove Rock Beach

Stay? East London Accommodation
The whole coastline of the Eastern Cape is speckled by massive, pristine beaches that are quiet, vast and nothing short of exquisite. Many of these are fed by ...

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WhereEast London Beaches, On the Coast at East London, Sunshine Coast, Eastern Cape, South Africa

WhenBest during daylight hours.

OvernightStay in East London Accommodation, Eastern Cape

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