South Africa: Beach

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South Africa Beach

Beach holiday in South Africa

A great beach holiday destination for lots of sun, sand, sea and swimsuits - South Africa boasts a 3,000km long coastline with thousands of beaches, some of which are the most beautiful in the world. With such a large expanse of coast, visitors can enjoy the sun and sand without the crowded commercial feel that most beach holidays provide. The West Coast has some unbelievably beautiful, long, lonely beaches, where you can walk for miles and not see another person. It hardly ever rains, so the West Coast is a good place to work on your sun tan but – be warned – the water is freezing during the summer months (November – February). Probably the best West Coast destinations are Plettenburg Bay, Mossel Bay, Langebaan, Paternoster and, for surfers especially, Elands Bay.