Shark Rock Pier

Landmarks in or near Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Eastern Cape Tourist AttractionsShark Rock Pier

Where? Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Overnight? Stay in Summerstrand, in Eastern Cape

Port Elizabeth, the major city of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipal district, is a fairly quiet coastal town that is known for its friendly locals. However, it is also loved by holiday-makers the world over for its stunning beaches. One of the most popular of these is Hobie Beach, which was actually created when the Shark Rock Pier was built, thanks to the impeding of the tidal drift sands.

Shark Rock Pier is the only pier in the Friendly City, as Port Elizabeth is affectionately known, and provides spectacular views of Algoa Bay, the extensive coastline, and the city. It was constructed in 1998 and measures almost 140 metres. Young and old alike can be found ambling along the pier to enjoy the gorgeous vistas and the birdís eye views into the warm ocean waters below. There is no admission fee to the pier.

Within a short walking distance of Shark Rock Pier, there are a number of restaurants, as well as the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex. At the Boardwalk, shopaholics will be well-rewarded as they are met with a plethora of shops, boutiques and speciality stores in which to shop, a five-star hotel, and an impressive array of eateries and cocktail bars.

Surfing, swimming, sunbathing and snorkelling are all included in the list of activities for those visiting the beaches around Shark Rock Pier. These waters are safe for swimming and warm, making them especially popular for families with little ones.

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