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Umhlanga Main Beach

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Address: Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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ROUGH WAVES

The ocean is very rough and has a few drops while in shallow waters.. Durban central has to be the best beach to swim at.. waves are just perfect.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The ocean is very rough and has a few drops while in shallow waters.. Durban central has to be the best beach to swim at.. waves are just perfect.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just wish the lifeguards stayed until 6 :-) otherwise this is a really great beach although there are some serious dunkers and a few rock outcrops in the water so tread carefully in certain spots.

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Thank Tcloud
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We got caught in the rain and just walked to the promenade and back. Guards are visible, so one does feel safer. Nice view of lighthouse etc

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Off for an extended holiday so a last visit to my favourite Durban Beach – probably the safest from a crime perspective of the Durban beaches this has a 5 klm boardwalk which is very popular with walkers and joggers – there are a number of coffee shops along the walkway and a high end hotel restaurant at the Oyster... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I often visit family in Umhlanga and on most visits go for early morning walks along the beachfront promenade The full length of the promenade is close to 3km so a return walk or run is a good way to get in some necessary exercise to start the day. The are a lot of entry points onto the promenade as... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked along the beach to a restaurant near the lighthouse. The pier was interesting. The lighthouse perched on the rocks is pretty. at the end it is just another beach - a windy beach I must say.

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Thank Miller C
South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is beautiful clean and the view awesome along the coast The pier and the light house are awesome fixtures Not a perfect swimming beach because of the strong currents make sure to keep an eye on the kids Lovely promenade to walk or run Very popular

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The water is quite warm which makes it really nice. There were life guards on duty, this was great as the ocean was really rough. There are a number of restaurants and coffee shops on the promenade. Beach was clean. Nice place to swim.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful beach! Powerful waves makes this not the most suitable place to swim but the fabulous 5 km Boardwalk more than makes up for this. So well maintained dotted with coffee shops. Beautiful lighthouse makes for great foto opportunities.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is nice. Quit for a wash. Nice and freindly for just walking around for an hour or so. And after the beach you go to the resturants area witch is very close and have a nice meal.

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