Addington Beach

  • Addington Beach - South Africa
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  • Addington Beach - South Africa
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With a prime location on Durban’s Golden Mile next to uShaka Marine World theme park, and just ten minutes from the buzzing restaurants and bars of the city’s central business district, Addington Beach is as easy to reach as it is to fall in love with.

Here you’ll find a large flat expanse of richly-coloured sand running alongside the warm waters of South Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline. The shallow entry into these much-loved waters make it safe for the whole family. Lifeguards patrol the beach year-round, and shark nets provide another layer of safety for all those looking to swim or enjoy the beach’s water sports further out than the shallows.

When it comes to water sports Addington Beach is predominantly known for its surfing, with the wind coming largely from the southwest as it drives the breaks to shore. However, Addington is also a good spot for snorkelling or even scuba diving, with a large array of fascinating species waiting to be discovered.

On top of that, there’s plenty of parking if you’re coming in your own vehicle, while Addington Beach is generally considered slightly less busy than its neighbours.

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  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing


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