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Dolphin Beach

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was winter, and the water was really to cold to swim. Though a few brave souls tried. Took a long long walk with friends towards Point Beach. It is relatively safe on the beach if there are a lot of other people around.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank madeleinbooth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is very clean and well looked after by local municipality. Still not completely safe late at night if walking alone but the police are patrolling I see so it help. Lots of attractions at the beach for kids.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brits02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wide expanses of white sand. Some of the best waves in the world. Beautiful views. Packed in summer. A great place to be.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chris R
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Beach is clean with a spectacular amount of shells to collect daily. A treat if you want to collect sea shells and just to sit an relax on the beach waiting for the sunset.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 523isakb
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Dolphin Beach seems to have it all with loads of space for everyone, including dogs, to have fun. Yesterday when we visited, we stopped and saw pods of dolphins swimming so close to the shore, in an easterly direction. What a wonderful sight it was......More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

During peak season it is crowded, but if you arrive early and leave before 13:00, you experience the best of the best. Safe to swim and body surf (look out for the life savers flags) and always be aware of cross currents. Sad to say...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Been to quite a few beaches around the coastline of South Africa and all have their own uniqueness and beauty. Dolphin beach, J-Bay, however scores 10/10. Beautiful beach, safe, clean and the most amazing waves. A must visit if you're in the Eastern Cape.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Fisheagle65
Reviewed 5 July 2018

This is great for walking and smelling that ocean smell that clears your head and rejuvenate your body & mind (even when it is winter).

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HelenFourie
Reviewed 7 May 2018

It is a busy beach on holidays, but if you get a good spot you're sorted for the day. There are some other activities like a super-tube and miniature golf course with some good local restaurants as well.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank vickydejager19
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We popped in on a Sunday afternoon. We found a parking and was instantly surround by "car guards" that want to "look after" our car. We took a walk around and found the area to be clean. A couple of people were enjoying doing some...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank WillemLab
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