Top 5 Garden Route Beaches
The Garden Route is an ecologically diverse area stretching from Mossel Bay across the Western Cape. A scenic stretch of the Southeastern coast of South Africa with an abundance of beautiful beaches to enjoy while staying in some Garden Route accommodation.
Although it’s quite a drive there is plenty of amazing accommodation to choose from for all types of budgets and with the beauty of our coastlines, there will be no complaints. For some ideas take a peek at some Mossel Bay accommodation.
1. Pinnacle Beach, Mossel Bay
With such a wide variety of activities available, this beach is fun for the entire family. With the Pinnacle Beach Golf Estate & a diverse biosphere, this spot is ideal for the nature lovers & golf fanatics alike. Sporting two secluded beaches, it’s a great way to enjoy this majestic coastline and forget the worries of day-to-day life.
2. Bollard Bay Beach, Knysna
This is an ideal beach for a family vacation, safe for swimming, perfect for splashing around or even a spot of sailing. Perfect for the younger generations & older folk alike, boasting an array of activities when the tide are a little higher, such as fishing and canoeing.
3. Dana Bay Beach, Mossel Bay
Boasting incredible look out points & braai facilities this is a great spot to enjoy a day at the beach with the entire family while occasionally spotting a school of dolphins in the surf.
4. Swartvlei Beach, Sedgefield
With 5 majestic, un-crowded beaches to choose from, one is spoilt for choice. Stretching roughly 6 kilometers with allocated lifeguards this stretch of coastal heaven is safe for swimmers. However it is important to note there is a rather powerful riptide, so caution must be taken when deciding to take a dip.
This is a wonderful spot for those inclined towards geological exploration, boasting incredible weathered sandstone cliffs as a result of fossilized dunes, a unique phenomenon in the area.
5. The Point, Mossel Bay
This is a vibey beach with hiking trails, restaurants, tidal pools and great surfing opportunities. This beach is an ideal location for a spot of lunch after a stroll or a surf session.