About Durban Beaches

As the main metropolis of the KwaZulu-Natal Province, Durban certainly has much to see and do. However, year after year, its beautiful beaches continue to be the lure that attracts visitors from all over the world.

Did you know? Durban’s beaches are, arguably, its top attraction. Surfing spots like Bay of Plenty and Dairy, and bodyboarding favourite, North beach, have placed it firmly on the map, whilst swimming is possible right along the coast thanks to shark nets and lifeguards on duty.

The Indian Ocean is warmer than its counterparts and promises comfortable swimming conditions almost all year round. In addition, the weather in KZN is, generally, hotter than in the rest of South Africa, which means that days on the beach are even possible in winter (and an absolute must in summer).

Durban’s beaches extend along the Golden Mile, and include a number of beaches that have achieved the renowned Blue Flag status, which testifies to their beauty, cleanliness, superior management and commitment to environmental responsibility.

Because of its proliferation of fabulous beaches, Durban is a hive of activity for water sports enthusiasts. It is an ideal spot for surfing, snorkelling, SCUBA diving, whale watching, kite surfing and paddling.

Popular Durban Beaches

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Addington Beach

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Perched along the famous Golden Mile of Durban, Addington Beach is popular for its gorgeous wide, sandy stretches, warm Indian Ocean waters, the grassy patches that ...

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Amanzimtoti Beach

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Amanzimtoti Beach borders the warm Indian Ocean which makes the water ideal for all year round swimming, snorkelling, diving, surfing and family beach fun. This ...

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Brighton Beach and Cave Rock

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Brighton Beach is the perfect spot for surfers, catch a wave or two at one of the best surf spots in South Africa - Cave Rock. The waves are exciting and barrel ...

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South Beach

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Located at the south end of the Durban Golden Mile is the scenic South Beach. Golden sands and warm blue waters are irresistible for swimmers, surfers and ...

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North Beach

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Durban’s North Beach is extremely popular during the festive season and December school holidays. Thousands of tourists and holiday-makers flock to the beach to get ...

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Ansteys Beach

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Ansteys Beach on the Bluff in Durban is very close to Cave Rock, which if you’re a surfer, you should be familiar with as it’s a famous surf break. Like many of the ...

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Bluff Beach

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Come and take a leisurely stroll along the magnificent Bluff which is a stretch of unspoilt beach and dunes that invite you to be there. Get there early enough in ...

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La Lucia Beach

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The warm Indian Ocean flows along the Umhlanga coastline making activities such as snorkelling, diving, surfing and swimming ideal in its waters - and what better ...

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uShaka Beach

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After a wonderful visit to the uShaka Marine World in Durban discovering a host of marine life why not head down to the uShaka Beach just a short distance away and ...

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Wedge Beach

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Welcome to surfers paradise! Wedge Beach is very popular with a lot of regulars in the waters as well as those new to the sport, eager to catch a wave for the first ...

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Dairy Beach

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Dairy Beach, also known as New Pier Beach is part of the well know 6km stretch of Durban’s Golden Mile. Another great surf spot thanks to the beach break which ...

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Bay of Plenty Beach

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Being awarded Blue Flag status is an amazing accomplishment for beaches all over the world. It means that they are clean, safe, environmentally responsible, ...

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WhereDurban is a region that extends up to Umhlanga Rocks in the north, to Inchanga and Botha's Hill in the west, and just beyond Yellowwood Park in the south

WhenBest during daylight hours

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Beaches of KwaZulu Natal

KwaZulu Natal and Durban boast 600km of subtropical beaches on the warm Indian Ocean coastline. What makes this fantastic coastline even better is that KwaZulu Natal also has fantastic weather all year round - even in winter. The water is warm and contains an abundance of magnificent tropical fish and coral reefs. Find out more about KwaZulu Natal's beaches.

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