Port Elizabeth Beaches

As befits it's status as the capital of the Sunshine Coast, Port Elizabeth is rated as having the fourth best climate of any coastal city in the world after Casablanca, Las Palmas and San Diego making it ideal for all sorts of water sports.

Algoa Bay enjoys more sunshine hours than any other coastal city in South Africa with mean daytime summer and winter temperatures of 25 and 17 degrees C respectively, with low humidity. Sea temperatures range from a maximum of 23 deg C in summer to a minimum of 14 deg C in winter.

Except when the South Easterly wind is blowing, sea conditions in Algoa Bay are generally calm which makes for safe swimming and other water sports and beach activities. The beaches are noted for their clean, fine, pale sand. Most of beaches are patrolled by fully-trained, professional lifeguards during the Summer Season.

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King's Beach is a magnificent 1,6 km-long expanse of wide golden sand extending from the harbour wall to Humewood.
Humewood Beach is a favourite with families because it offers sheltered swimming, body-surfing and shade under the promenade. This beach has been awarded “Blue Flag” status for the 2006/7 season.
Hobie Beach, with its landmark “Shark Rock Pier”, is one of Port Elizabeth’s main beaches and bustles with activity both in and out of the water during the summertime. The beach is preferred for...
Pollock Beach, or “The Pipe” as it is known locally, is favoured by surfers because of its excellent waves and surfing opportunities.
This recently upgraded complex, ideally situated adjoining King's Beach, is now an international-class water recreational facility.
Sardinia Bay is a marine reserve with miles of unspoiled coastline stretching all the way to Jeffrey's Bay and crystal clear water, is excellent for diving, horse riding and scenic walks.

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