Top beaches to visit in George

Thursday, 04 March 2021 08:48 AM

A well-equipped hub of activity with the heart of a small town, George has got all your holiday needs covered. Certainly, not the least of its attractions is the variety of beaches you’ll visit during your stay. 

Victoria Bay

A favourite among surfers, Victoria Bay is a pristine little beach with surf-worthy waves between George and Wilderness. Small and picturesque, it’s a great spot for a quick dip, a stroll along the jetty or a meal overlooking the ocean. You’ll be treated to views at every turn, with craggy cliffs behind you and the endless ocean ahead. What makes Vic Bay just so special is its ease of access for surfers, with its right-hand, reef-like waves peeling perfectly for those looking for a break.

Herolds Bay

Herolds Bay is only 15km from George, which makes it a must-visit for any beach lover. Rocky mountains shelter Herolds Bay Beach from the wind, making it the perfect spot to catch a tan beneath the warm sun. A favourite among surfers and fishermen, there’s no shortage of things to do. Treat the kids to ice cream and take them down to one of the tidal pools at low tide, where all manner of fascinating creatures make their home. But this small beach village isn’t just beach either, with its surrounding fynbos-covered hills perfect for exploration. If you’d rather move slowly through the environment, then why not play a round of golf at the Ernie Els Signature Oubaai Golf Course.

Sparrebosch Beach

A steep hike, lined with streams and lush, green bush, leads to the secluded Sparrebosch Beach. A wonderful spot for a dip, Sparrebosch is close to Pezula Golf Estate, just an hour’s drive from George’s city centre. During low tide, tidal pools form, bringing little critters with them to see up close. Remember not to touch, but rather to feast your eyes on the colourful world which forms in the shallow water. Some of the other creatures you can expect to see are an array of birds and the occasional bushbuck.

Wilderness Beach

A luxuriously, lengthy stretch of white, sandy, untouched beach, Wilderness is the stuff of our holiday dreams! Soak up some rays while your little ones play in the sand, or let the fur kids off the leash and see them frolic in the open space ahead. You may even see a pod of dolphins move through the wild ocean waters ahead. These warm waters are also perfect for a refreshing swim.

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