Situated near Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape, Humewood Beach is South Africa’s longest standing Blue Flag Beach, which means that it is safe, clean, and environmentally responsible. Lifeguards are on duty here so you can safely swim, snorkel and enjoy other activities in the calm, warm blue waters from November through to April.
This beach is family-friendly with its wide stretch of sand and warm waters. If in any doubt about throwing yourself in the ocean there is also the beachside McArthur Pool which offers outdoor swimming pools and slides at the kids pools.
If swimming isn’t your thing you can spend time exploring the rock pools in rock pools and fishing. Shark Rock Pier is just a short walk away as are a number of shops and restaurants. There is also a nearby park, Happy Valley, which in the summer has colorful lights. The park depicts children’s stories and has plenty of well-mantained lawns for family picnics. Happy Valley also has beautiful gardens and lily ponds as well as a life-size chess game that you can play.
Despite being on the edge of Port Elizabeth and right next to the harbour you are also close to nature at Humewood. The Birds Island Marine Protected Area is just off the coast of Port Elizabeth. This is a group of islands that are protected by a reef and house many protected species. The largest colony of breeding African penguins lives here as well.
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