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The Indian Ocean supplies a great many beaches. Warm waters come in through the tides during the summer months giving everybody in the family a great day out. Bollard Bay on Leisure Isle is actually a lagoon. The great expanse of water is a haven for water sports such as canoeing. It’s a very family friendly beach where children can splash in the shallow waters. Just remember to check whether the tide is high or low when you decide to go. At low tide there won’t be very much water at all! Noetzie Beach will make you feel like you are on your very own paradise island. Well, not exactly an island. It’s actually a little beach accessible from Pezula Hotel. With a steep walk down, you’ll have to pack light. It’s worth the walk though as you will be able to spend a few hours down there; it’s a good idea to take a picnic.
Whichever beach you choose, you will be offered a relaxing day out. Remember that wherever you go you should take the essentials; water, snacks, cell phone, hat and a great attitude!
Bollard Bay is Leisure Isle’s secret treasure. It is set on the Knysna Lagoon which is a safe-haven for young swimmers. In the off-peak season the beach is frequented by mostly the local residents and avid dog walkers.
Coney Glen offers a small and intimate beach on the other side of the Heads. It’s nestled away in a small cove and offers great opportunities for fishing and climbing over rocks. The waters here can be quite dangerous, so take care and do not go deep into the water. It’s perfect for a quick dip to relieve yourself from a hot summer’s day.
This is an absolute haven for the little ones and offers a safe and fun setting to spend the day. Water sports abound; rent a canoe, go boogie-boarding, or simply splash around the water’s edge. It’s best to check when the tide is high; the Green Hole is situated on the Knysna Lagoon and so the setting changes with the tides.
Gericke’s Point is a little gem on the Garden Route. Its situated 25km from Knysna (direction George) and on a day without traffic will take you about 20 minutes to drive. For the adventure seekers among you, there is a Paragliding launch site at Gericke’s Point. Go for a sunset paraglide for memories you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
Buffalo Bay is fast becoming one of the most-loved beaches on the Garden Route. It’s situated in the Goukamma Nature Reserve where the natural beauty of the area has been protected over the decades. Buffels Bay (as it is affectionately known) offers great natural entertainment for all ages.
Myoli Beach is another of Sedgefield’s more popular beaches. It’s situated in the centre of Sedgefield and is an exceptional beach with such gorgeous views, soft sands and clear waters.
Cola Beach is one of Sedgefield’s most loved beaches. It offers visitors a beautiful and tranquil setting. It is a quiet beach and even during peak seasons the beach is never over crowded or noisy. It’s a perfect place to catch up on much needed rest, settle into a deckchair with some holiday reading and catch a tan.
Noetzie Beach has remained a favourite destination for adventure seekers in the past and remains so to this day. The pristine and relatively isolated sandy shore is in the Sinclair Nature Area, and is protected by the Noetzie Conservancy. The beach is an ideal place for day long trips; the kids will be endlessly entertained; just don’t forget to pack a boogie board and a picnic lunch.
Brenton on Sea is a grand expansive of shoreline that is bordered by lush indigenous forest and the powerful Indian Ocean. It is ideal for long walks on the beach, long lazy days of tanning and “deep-sea” fishing.