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