About St Lucia Beach

The unspoilt beach of St Lucia is yet another testimony to the natural splendour of the KwaZulu-Natal coastline. Golden sands and warm blue waters are the order of the day on the St Lucia Beach, thanks to the Indian Ocean’s temperate conditions. What’s more, this area is acclaimed for having an average of 300 days of sunshine every year, making it a fantastic beach destination almost all year round.

St Lucia Beach is particularly popular amongst fishermen that love to stand on the shores and cast straight into the open ocean or the nearby estuary. A number of fish species can be found here, but fishermen most often catch shad (also known as elf) for the table.

The sandy stretches are fabulous for lazy strolls, energetic jogs, or building sand castles and playing ball games. Although the water is warm and inviting, visitors are advised to stay in the very shallow areas, because there are rip currents that can carry you out to sea.

The high coastal dunes that skirt the beach are not only beautiful, but are also loads of fun to climb and explore. They make for the perfect backdrop to your vacation pictures, and the kids will love rolling down them. Just south of the estuary, there is a great walk that takes you to the estuary of the Umfolozi River.

St Lucia is a little town on the Elephant Coast of South Africa. It is a gateway to the natural wonderlands of the region, where some of the country’s most exciting plant and animal species can be found. It is almost three hours away from Durban and the King Shaka International Airport, and seven hours from Johannesburg and the OR Tambo International Airport.

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WhereSt Lucia, Elephant Coast, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

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