Best Beaches In & Around Port Shepstone

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  • 1. Margate Beach

    Margate Beach
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    Travel time from Port Shepstone: approx 0.5 hrs

    Named rather quaintly – for the comparison ends there – after a beach on the south coast of England, the almost orange sands of Margate Beach in South Africa lie on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal province, around 90 minutes from Durban.

    A paved footpath runs along the beach amid the occasional lofty palm swaying gently in the breeze, but it's the warm, sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean that… read more »

  • 2. Pennington Beach

    Pennington Beach
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    Travel time from Port Shepstone: approx 1 hr

    Visitors can discover the attractive and unspoilt Pennington Beach 75 kilometres south of Durban, the region's foremost city, on KwaZulu-Natal's South Coast. Attractive to many because of its relative lack of development, the town of Pennington sits above its beach on a hillside that provides great views across the expanse of the Indian Ocean.

    Alluring to native birdlife as well as humans, snorkelling, surfing, and swimming are all popular past… read more »

  • 3. Park Rynie Beach

    Park Rynie Beach
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    Travel time from Port Shepstone: approx 1 hr

    Found on South Africa's southern stretch of Indian Ocean coastline, on what has been designated the Umdoni Coast in KwaZulu-Natal, Park Rynie Beach is such a beautiful destination that a small resort town has developed around it.

    One of the region's more rugged beaches, Park Rynie Beach is a blend of rock pools and good quality sand, with the rocks often separating the sand from the ocean. There number below the… read more »

  • 4. Scottburgh Beach

    Scottburgh Beach
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    Travel time from Port Shepstone: approx 1 hr

    Scottburgh Beach lies on a curved bay of KwaZulu-Natal province's South Coast region. It is reached via a footpath that runs across an area of grass perfect for games or for sitting down to a picnic. Its position on the south bank of the Mpambanyoni River as it exits the Indian Ocean means visitors are able to enjoy not only the ocean waves but also a quiet lagoon. What's more,… read more »

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