Nothing says holiday like the feeling of sand between your toes and the smell of fresh sea air. As far as Garden Route activities are concerned, a walk on one of Knysna’s famous beaches ranks among the best. With winter fast approaching, and sunbathing opportunities dwindling, it’s important not to forget about the benefits of a brisk beach walk. We’ve hand-picked the best beaches in Knysna to enjoy an afternoon stroll.
Found on the western side of the Knysna Heads, the Brenton Sea beach is a favourite with locals and travellers alike. Discover Knysna’s micro marine life in the multitude of rock pools. Watch the sunset over the brilliant ocean and feel completely at ease.The quiet and warm hospitality of the small town Brenton-on-Sea is carried through to the atmosphere on the white sandy shores.
Bollard Bay Beach
Situated on Leisure Island, Bollard Bay Beach offers commanding views of the Knysna Heads and estuary. Let the crisp sea air clear your head as the gentle waters ebb and flow. Watch the beach expand at low tide and walk far out into the estuary for a view like no other. Ideal for families with small children, the shallow waters mean you can enjoy the views without having to worry about your loved ones.
While Noetzie Beach may not be the longest beach, it is undoubtedly the most tranquil. If you’re looking for a short stroll on sand that is yet to be tainted with footprints, it’s the place for you. Bordered by a private game reserve, and accessible by a small jeep-track, it’s the perfect place to collect your thoughts. Leave the bustling crowds behind you, and indulge in one of the lesser known Garden Route activities.
Buffalo Bay Beach
An expansive, white sandy beach awaits you at the breath-taking Buffalo Bay. Regardless of the weather, the appeal of this stunning beach is hard to resist. Search for shells as you walk the length of this incredible Knysna beach, and hear the roar of the waves beside you. Buffalo Bay perfectly exemplifies the wild tranquility that the Garden Route is so well known for. Watch the surfers, or let the fresh air clear away the cobwebs. That’s what holidays are there for, after all.
All these spectacular beaches are a short drive from the Turbine Hotel & Spa. Don’t miss the chance to experience these and other essential Garden Route activities. Book your stay with Turbine Hotel & Spa on our website, or call +27 (0)44 302 5746 now.