The best beaches that Knysna has, in and around it

Knysna has the most beautiful beaches to offer, and if you visit the Pearl of the Garden Route, you have no reason to miss the coastal breeze that Knysna has to offer.

With the Garden Route International Film Festival coming up this October, be sure to stop off at one of these incredible beaches for a picnic or a swim.

Bollard Beach (Leisure Island, 3,5km from Knysna)

Bollard Beach is perfect for families with small children as it is safe for swimming with gently lapping waves and plenty of shallow waters for kids to splash around in.

The Knysna Heads, the main beach on Leisure Island offers an array of fun activities to enjoy — at high tide, swim, fish, canoe, or sail, while the low tide is ideal for pumping prawns for bait and a walk across the sand towards the Heads.

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Brenton Beach (Brenton-On-Sea, 5,5km away)

Defined as one of the world’s greatest beaches by locals and visitors, Brenton Beach can be found in the quaint seaside village of Brenton-on-Sea on the western side of the Knysna Heads. It’s a wonderful beach with rocks to clamber over, rock pools to explore and take cooling dips, and long, sandy stretches for relaxing beach walks and shell seeking, a visit to Brenton Beach is a must.

Sparrebosch Beach (Pezula Golf Estate)

This private beach on the Pezula Golf Estate is a tranquil slice of heaven. Even though it has fairly steep access, once down on the beach, you will feel like you are on a tropical island.

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Buffalo Bay (10km From Knysna)

Situated 10km to the southwest of Knysna is the glorious Buffalo Bay, which offers long, white sandy shores and excellent surf. Loved by locals and travellers alike, the beach is a short walk from the town on Brenton-on-Sea and is usually dotted with beach walkers, shell seekers, and salt-encrusted surfers.

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Noetzie Beach (10km Away)

If you are looking for something completely off the beaten track and far from the madding crowds, then Noetzie Beach is a must. Just 10km out of Knysna and bordered by a private nature reserve, access to the beach is on a bumpy gravel road to a small parking lot, and from there down a forest path to the beach where you will be met with breath-taking beauty.


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