Lookout Beach (Plettenberg Bay)

Lookout Beach - South Africa
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Situated just a kilometre from the centre of Plettenberg Bay on South Africa’s much lauded Garden Route, Lookout Beach is a great all-round beach that meets the needs of even the most diverse of holidaying groups.

The pristine sands of Lookout Beach are wide enough to provide space between groups most of the year, although it can get crowded in peak season around Christmas. That’s because the warm Indian Ocean waters of Lookout Beach are a haven for swimmers and water sports enthusiasts alike.

Boasting Blue Flag status for its water quality, the consistency of waves and relatively exposed breaks make it popular with surfers. A growing number of kite-surfers and stand-up paddleboarders are also heading in the beach’s direction.

What’s more, humpback, southern right, and even killer whales frequent the waters off the beach in the later months of the year, while dolphins can be spotted right throughout the year, adding an extra dusting of magic to an already impressive shoreline.

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Plettenberg Bay

Also known as:

Plettenberg Bay

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