Salt Rock Beach

Salt Rock Beach - South Africa
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Situated on the soft sands and warm waters of KwaZulu-Natal’s Dolphin Coast, part of South Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline, Salt Rock Beach is the main beach in a town of the same name. It’s just 20 minutes’ drive from Durban‘s King Shaka International Airport.

Both wide and long, this family-friendly beach is suitable for swimming, as well as past times including surfing and stand-up paddleboarding. Salt Rock Beach’s safety is enhanced by shark nets and lifeguards, while a large tidal pool known as Granny’s Pool provides a calm and sheltered place for the youngest of visitors to enjoy the ocean.

Not far offshore, visitors to Salt Rock Beach can also find a thriving reef, meaning snorkelling and scuba diving are both options, while the resulting populations of fish make it a popular spot for local fishing fans.

Amenities include public showers. Palm trees to the rear of the beach provide some shade, while there is also ample parking.

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  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing

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  • Cafe/restaurant

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