Beach Guide

Margate Blue Flag Beach

margate beachMargate Blue Flag beachMargate is one of the most popular bathing beaches on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal. With an adjacent restaurant, safe swimming pools and the recreational area in the estuary to the north of the swimming area, Margate offers holiday-makers a wonderful range of experiences.

The warm waters make swimming possible all year round. The beach can be very busy during the summer and Easter holidays.

Top-class lifeguards are on duty throughout the year and environmental education programmes are run during the holiday seasons.

One can hire beach umbrellas, and shaded areas are available on the beach.

Early in the morning, you can see the peace at the beach on Margate. Once the sun gains strength, so do the numbers of visitors on the sands.

Margate Beach Virtual Tour by 360 South Africa

Marina Beach / San Lameer Blue Flag Beach

Marina Beach / San Lameer Blue Flag BeachA beautiful sandy beach with an adjacent tidal pool. The beach is located next to the San Lameer Hotel. On the southern side, it is bordered by the Impanyati Nature Reserve. Marina beach is one of the many natural, unspoilt beaches on the Hibiscus Coast. Lifeguards are always in attendance and facilities are maintained to top-class standards throughout the year. Easy access for the disabled. Environmental education projects include: Public / Tourist awareness, formal schools education. Various schools in the region as well as schools in the rural areas will be targeted for visits to the beaches.

Ramsgate Beach Blue Flag Beach

Ramsgate Blue Flag beachRamsgate beach is a "one-of-a-kind" experience. It is surrounded by natural vegetation that has been transformed into a park-like area. The beach is wide, sandy and based at the end of an estuary. Restaurants are located in the adjacent area. Lifeguards are on duty throughout the year as the water is warm and the sub-tropical climate allows for swimming at Ramsgate throughout the year. Plenty of interpretive signage, and information about local environmental issues. A whale-watching site is shortly to be developed opposite the beach. The beach can be reached via the N2 highway south of Durban

Hibberdene Beach Blue Flag Beach

Hibberdene Blue Flag beachBased on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, en route to Margate and Ramsgate via the N2 highway, Hibberdene Main Beach is a relatively narrow beach which is sheltered from the southerly winds. The often steeply sloped beach has good waves. The warm Indian Ocean makes for pleasant swimming water and the beach is sandy. A grassy picnic area makes it ideal for families. Local curios can be purchased from traders operating in the area. Environmental education programmes include: public awareness, interpretive signage, school visits and employee training. A new boat launching site has been developed alongside the Blue Flag area. Full-time lifeguards are on duty throughout the year.

Last Updated (Friday, 17 June 2011 00:27)

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