Port Elizabeth boasts a number of magnificent golden beaches. With its perfect combination of warm water, calm sea and fair breezes, it is a Mecca for all beach and water sport enthusiasts.

King's Beach
King's Beach is a magnificent 1,6 km wide expanse of golden sand extending from the harbour wall to Humewood. The beach is ideal for swimming, body surfing, sunbathing and long beach walks, and includes facilities such as supertubes for the adventurous, a snack bar, parking area, change-rooms and a lifesavers' centre.

Hobie Beach
The popular Hobie Beach, in the vicinity of the Shark Rock Pier and the Boardwalk (Humewood), is a favourite for swimming, sunbathing and body surfing, also offers sheltered rock pools with interesting inter-tidal sea life.

Pollock Beach
Pollock Beach (at Summerstrand), or the "Pipe" as it is known locally, is favoured by surfers because of its excellent waves and surfing opportunities.

Humewood Beach
Humewood Beach is South Africa’s oldest blue flag beach and situated between Kings Beach and Hobie Beach along the main beachfront. The beach is ideal for families. Close to Summerstrand and Humewood

Bluewater Bay Beach
Bluewater Bay has a magnificent stretch of beach and in summer, is patrolled by lifesavers. The beach is accessed by traveling along the N2 towards Grahamstown and taking the Bluewater Bay turn-off, just past the Swartkops River.
  • Port Elizabeth Beaches - The pier at Hobbie Beach
  • Port Elizabeth Beaches - Kings Beach
  • Port Elizabeth Beaches - Humewood Beach