Plettenberg Bay honoured at the 2020 World Travel Awards for having the most dazzling beaches in Africa.
Stretching along 20km of Garden Route coastline, Plettenberg bay boasts with 6 Blue flag status beaches within the oldest marine protected area in South Africa.
Whether you are a surfer, swimmer or sunbather, Plettenberg Bay has the perfect beach for you!
Known as Plett's iconic 'family beach', Central Beach fronts the famous landmark, the Beacon Island Hotel, and has family beach amenities including public toilets, a take-out, ice-cream, 2 licensed restaurants, kayaking and is the base for the boat-based whale-watching safaris. Deck chairs, umbrellas and body-boards are available for rental here.
Arguably the best beach to find a Pansy Shell, Great family fun! Lookout Beach is popular for long walks along the ocean side from the Lookout parking lot to the river mouth, and then along the Keurbooms River back to the parking area. Fantastic sunbathing spot, great for surfing and bodyboarding and has ample play area for the entire family. Lifeguards on duty in season. Facilities include restaurants, bars, public toilets, wheelchair access and limited parking.
A"The Golden Stretch" Robberg Beach runs from the BI Hotel to the Robberg Peninsula – a 4 kilometre stretch of wide golden sand. The beach is divided into several swimming stations which are monitored by lifeguards during the holiday periods and over weekends. Robberg 5th has blue flag status. It is perfect for morning and evening walks, and has some of the best swimming in Plett. Be warned though, this area is known for riptides - only swim in designated areas.
Amazing sunsets for long walks, but take catuion when swimming. Keurbooms Beach is ideal for a long walk whether you are taking your pooch or just want to enjoy the sensation of having a huge beach almost to yourself. Take a sundowner and enjoy the amazing sunsets or just sit and watch the dolphins playing in the surf. This beach is also a favourite with local fishermen.
Singing Kettle Beach
An extension of the beautiful Keurbooms Beach, Singing Kettle beach is simply stunning to walk along, it also promises gorgeous views of the ocean as far as the horizon. One of its main attractions is Arch Rock. Its also a popular spot for whale watching and a favourite with local fishermen. The renowned Enrico’s Restaurant overlooks the beach and public bathroom facilities are available.
Natures Valley Beach
A secluded Blue Flag beach, Natures Valley Beach is surrounded by forested cliffs and enfolded in magnificent scenery. There’s plenty of room to lounge on the beach or cool of in the inviting waters. Just a word of warning, the beach is quite rocky, so it’s best to swim in the designated areas to ensure your safety.