Port Elizabeth

Pollock Beach

Beaches & Pools in or near Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in SummerstrandPollock Beach

Beaches & Pools Port Elizabeth

Where? Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

When? Daylight hours.

How much? Free

Overnight? Overnight at accommodation in Summerstrand, in Eastern Cape

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 (the take off spot is on a rock in front of the storm water pipe, hence its name), and its swimming isn't half bad either, although it's not as popular as King's or Hobie.

Its name, interestingly, hails from a now nonexistent hotel – the Pollok Hotel - built in the late 1890s by a Scotsman named Pollok. It once occupied the same space as Summerseas (it was demolished to make way for the latter) does today.

Pollock beach has a natural tidal pool, formed by a shelf of rocks between which there is a narrow channel of water (children often jump here), which is great for kids and families. And the miles of sand make for beach walks. There is a lawn area for picnics, but avoid the far side of the beach as it can get rather crowded over the peak season and holidays.

You'll find Pollock beach in Summerstrand, in front of Something Good Roadhouse and close to the Humewood Golf Course. Just south of here is the start of the wooden walkway, the Humpback Dolphin Trail, that links to Flat Rocks. This just over 2 km elevated walkway is an extension of the promenade that connects King's beach to Pollok and is really worth doing.

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