The beaches of Durban are the major attraction that is not just beautiful but laced with the scenic bliss and some enthralling adventure for South Africa Tour.  The warm water, sandy beaches, cliffs and the lush scenic stretch along the coastline makes Durban the city of beautiful beaches. With the pleasant climatic conditions and the soothing warm waves of the ocean, the beaches are here are not ordinary, but magical.

The Golden mine is known as the beachfront in Durban with a number of beaches and tidal pools, the marine life and the pods of dolphin. With the water games and the leisure tour, there are eateries and beach resorts, shops and boutique, the nightclubs and cafes attracting everyone from the tourist to the localities. Where some of the beaches are known worldwide, there are offbeat beaches taking you away from the chaos and crowd. Filling yourself up with the sand and the thrilling experience the beaches of Durban are surely going to make your South Africa holiday package worth remembering. So next time when you plan a tour to Durban make sure you have days to explore these best beaches.

Umhlanga Rocks beach

Umhlanga Rocks beach

Lying on the eastern coast of South Africa, the Umhlanga Rock beach attracts tourist in a large number across the globe. The beach features warm water that is quieter and choppier where you can relax and enjoy the day at the most staggering coastlines on earth. There lays a lighthouse, painted in white and red amidst the golden sand and the stunning coastline. The beach extends up to 200 kilometres touching the Isimangaliso Wetland Park that is marked as a world heritage site. The apartment suites, high-class resorts and the chic settings make it one of the best beaches with an undulating scene of the Valley of 1000 Hills.

South beach

South beach

The South Beach of Durban needs no introduction for its prestigious beachfront and the sandy shores. The blue flag status makes it a phenomenal area for swimming or essentially lazing during the South Africa tour. The southern edge of Golden Mile is loved by the swimmers, surfers and the families on vacation as the cost is protected with shark nets and lifeguards, ensuring the safety. You can even sit and relax on the palm-fringed beach watching the waves coming to and fro. There are restaurants and the cafes, nightclubs, apartments etc adding on more to the enthralling setting of the South Beach.

North Beach

North Beach

When it’s about the best beach in Durban, the North beach is undoubtedly the best to explore. Situated along the Golden Mine, the North beach is marked as Blue flag beach that is safe for swimming and surfing. This is regarded as the best beach where you can enjoy adventurous water games, surf along the beach and swim in the soothing water and big waves. The walkway along the beach is too vibrant and lively to walk along discovering the shops and cafes, restaurants, the beach hotel etc. It’s the public pools or the merry-go-round and strolls that make it so happening spot for a vacation in South Africa.  

Umdloti Beach

Umdloti Beach

Wandering around the Umdloti Beach, you can easily find the lifeguards and the shark nets arranged to ensure a safe and secure environment. With a lesser crowd, the rocky pools and the dazzling sand, this counts as one of the best beaches in Durban where you can swim and surf and add on more thrills to your day.  The Umdloti beach is a part of Dolphin coast where you can spot the dolphin pods early in the morning during a spectacular sunrise. Diving and surfing are best here where you can discover the reefs hidden underwater, the warm water makes it easy and soothing to swim. Add on more adventure with activities like ski boating angling, jet skiing etc.

Addington Beach

Addington Beach

Looking for a scenic and a less crowded beach to enjoy a leisure day! Addington Beach is one of the best attractions for family tours and travellers hoping to loosen up far from the crowds. The close distance from the harbour makes it well protected and safe for hovering around. You can swim along the warm and soothing waves of the Indian Ocean under the supervision of professionals and lifeguards. Activities like scuba and surfing add on adrenaline to the calm ambience of the region. Moreover, there are scuba divers who can train you before you are set for the adventurous South Africa tour.

Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

The Bay of Plenty is one of the best locations to try the water adventure and spend a day at leisure. There are skyscraper resorts and lofts exploiting the astounding ocean see and making the blue water waves appear livelier with the vibrant surroundings. After North beach and the south beach Bay of plenty is the next loved destination for travellers where they can surf and swim safely. The wharf of Bay of Plenty is the perfect place for the anglers where they can try out some of their thrilling games movement. The shark net and the lifeguard along the beach area make it ideal to spend your South Africa tour on the beach.

Ansteys Beach

Ansteys Beach

Calm and isolated with the footfalls of localities, Ansteys Beach is another gem hidden in the list of beach Durban beaches. At a distance of 10-15km from the city, the Ansteys Beach features sandy seashore and shallow spots where you can swim.  The Shrouded Diamond, this beach has lifeguards and the shark net to ensure safety and a secure environment for the visitors. Plan a day outing to experience a calm scenic break adding on leisure and some engaging activity for your South Africa vacation.  Bath or swim or simply enjoy the sunset view, the beach has a lot to make it an ideal visit at Durban.

Tiger Rocks Beach

Tiger Rocks Beach

Towards the south of Durban, the Tiger Rocks Beach is another paradise for a beach person that exhibits the diverse marine life and a rough rigged shoreline. There are tidal pools housing a unique aquatic life that are loved by the anglers across the globe. The calm peaceful and tranquil beach is perfect to relax after a tiring city tour of Durban where you can feel the warm waves and the refreshing vibes of the coastal region. Pick from your favourite activity the beach has to offer as whale watching or witnessing the sunset. The perspectives of the east Dolphin Coast adds on more beauty to this incredible beach in South Africa tour package.

Brighton Beach and Cave Rock

Brighton Beach and Cave Rock

An engaging day in Durban can be best planned at Brighton Beach and Cave Rock that is known for the perfect waves and the tranquil seashores. Being the second best-surfing spot in South Africa, the Cave rock attracts a number of adrenaline junkies and beach lovers across the world. The substantial swell energizes each and every wave, making it the most desired spot to experience adventure in Durban. It’s not just surfing that makes it the best, the sandy beach with the rigid coastline and the silent calm waves on the shore makes it perfect to relax and get some tan. Whenever there is low tide, discover the hidden pools and the creature nestled there.

Wedge Beach You love beaches but are anxious about getting into the waves! This Wedge beach is a perfect beach location for those who are new to the water adventure. The pleasant weather and the warm water waves, the calm serene surrounding and the delightful beachfront make it one of the ideal leisure spot where you can enjoy the solitude. The long sandy beach can be explored on foot discovering the cliffs and the rocks, the sandcastle and lot more. Dolphins can surely entertain you a lot at a point of time when you can watch the pod swimming or diving and play in the water. Don’t forget to grab a bite of some delicious cuisines f

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