The Sunshine Coast, Eastern Cape, is renowned for its pristine beaches, and Port Alfred is no exception. The picturesque Kowie River flows through the centre of Port Alfred creating both East and West beaches.
East Beach Port Alfred: A popular family and dog friendly beach, East Beach is a sought after surfing hot spot, the site of international surfing competitions and the legendary Shaka Surf School. Long stretch of beach, excellent for walking, interesting rock pools, and popular with dog walkers and fishermen. The spectacular sand dunes are excellent for dune boarding.
West Beach Port Alfred: West beach is a great family hang out spot, with a Waffle Zone, Ice Cream Hut and family restaurant overlooking the Indian Ocean and Kowie River. It is the preferred body boarding championship beach, with good left and right breaks. West beach is great for tanning and sand castle building, however, not recommended as a swimming beach due to the strong rip tides.
Kellys Blue Flag Beach Port Alfred: has won various awards over the years and is recognised by international standards as a beach that offers excellent value to visitors. Factors such as safety, cleanliness, ablution facilities and lifeguard services are some of the factors considered when awarding Blue Flag status. The 400m-long beach offers ample space for beach activities and sun-seekers. Interesting rock pools to the west of Kellys keep young children occupied for hours. Surfing is a popular activity, with beach breaks that offer both right and left-hand waves.
Shelly Bay Port Alfred: A picturesque and small bay ideal for shell collecting and interesting rock pools – this little beach is popular with families and small children and stretches all the way to Flame Lilly beach with its natural tidal pool.
Kleinemonde Blue Flag Beach: is nestled between two spectacular rivers – the Kleinemonde East and West Rivers and situated 15 km east of Port Alfred. It is characterized by its shallow lagoons, ideal for small children and fur babies to frolic in. Kleinemonde East and West beaches are excellent walking spots, and the famous 2km walk to the three sisters at Riet River is spectacular. A popular fishing spot.
Fish River Beach: Accessed from the banks of the Great Fish River, this lovely and remote beach stretches all the way west past the Light House to Riet River. A well renowned fishing beach and remote naturist beach.