Summertime is upon us and what better way to spend your summer days, then at our beautiful Eastern Cape beaches. With the Eastern Cape being a prime holiday destination for many, our province has some of the most captivating beaches the country has to offer, and in this blog, we dive in and look at some of the province’s must-visit beaches this summer.
Kelly's Beach, Port Alfred
We kick off our journey at the beautiful and pristine town of Port Alfred; this coastal town is blessed with several beaches, but Kelly's is the Blue Flag favourite making it the perfect beach for safe swimming, beach ball games, tanning and walking with the whole family. One unique feature about Kelly's Beach is the two viewing decks from which you can view the beach, perhaps spot a whale or two and from which you can observe the most spectacular sunsets if you are passing at that time of day.
The actual beach is at the Kowie River estuary mouth and attracts beachcombers to its fine sand and safe swimming. As a Blue Flag rated beach, Kelly's Beach offers excellent facilities and provides a lovely day out with the kids, be sure to pack your sunblock and plenty of water!
Coffee Bay Beach
Second on our list is Coffee Bay, a beautiful beach that lies at the mouth of the Nenga river surrounded by high cliffs and rolling hills. As a popular destination for hikers and horse-safaris, Coffee Bay lies only eight kilometres from the famous ‘Hole in the Wall’ rock formation.
As one of the Eastern Cape’s most popular backpacking getaway destinations, simply spectacular location plays host to numerous international tourists every year. The irresistible vibe at Coffee Bay that infuses every backpacking lodge, restaurant, beach and campsite with a touch of eccentric allure.
One of the most popular trails stretches to the magnificent Hole in the Wall. There are some hotels and restaurants along the way that, while laid-back, offer gorgeous views and welcome refreshments to travellers visiting this part of Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast.
Last on our list we have a beach that’s one of the Eastern Cape’s hidden gems, Cintsa Beach. Located along the Wild Coast this 17km stretch of beach is divided by a beautiful river estuary with an abundance of rock pools and great surfing and kite-surfing spots.
The main attraction of Cintsa's beach is its unspoilt nature and is not as busy as East London's beaches and of course whale- and dolphin watching here is an added drawcard. Safe swimming and plenty of space make Cintsa Beach a popular choice for holiday makers to the Wild Coast.
The Eastern Cape is a marvel full of beautiful coastlines waiting for you to visit, from us at Agri EC until next time.