Ballito has some of the most beautifull beaches, whether you are looking to surf, fish or simply relax. Here is a list of Beaches in and around Ballito

Willards Beach

Willards Beach - Ballito Beaches

Willard Beach is the main bathing and surfing beach with very popular surfing and body boarding spots. Known to the surfers as "Bog" & "Surfers" to the south and the very popular "Sunrise" to the north. These beaches are protected by shark nets and have qualified life guards on duty during the day and for your convenience there is a parking lot in front of Dolphin Coast Holiday Resort.
Don't forget the sun block!

A 15 minute walk south from Willards Beach you will come across Clarke Bay with its rocky pools on either side of this sandy bay. Lifeguards and shark nets are provided for your protection at this beach as well.

Further south of Clarke Bay you will find Ballito's Tidal Pool built on Ballito Point in between the rocks. Here you should have a very reinvigorating dip as fresh sea water flows into the pool on each high tide. You will also notice a variety of small fish while swimming in the pool. (Caution should be taken when there is heavy surf action).

Salmon Bay

Salmon Bay - Ballito Beaches

Salmon Bay Beach is situated at the southern part of Ballito along side Zimbali Coastal Resort and is the southern end of the Ballito beach promenade.

This beach is popular with surfers who enjoy a left-break wave action when the conditions permit and is home to deep sea Ski Boat, Jet Ski and Paddle Ski anglers launch site.

This legendary bay is one of the most productive areas for rock and surf anglers. Fishing from the rocky points or from the beach, something is bound to happen.

Thompson's Bay

Thompson's Bay - Ballito Beaches

Thompsons Bay is situated between Ballito and Chakas Rock along Ocean Drive. This beach or bay is very popular as it is protected from the wind on both side by rocky outcrops.

At the southern end of Thompson Bay you will find a large tidal swimming pool called 'Charlie's' Pool" as well as a hole in the rocks which leads to two secluded small bays.( Caution must be taken when adventuring through the hole to these bays) To the north you will see Chakas High Rock which is a very popular fishing spot for the experienced angler.

There are shark nets and life guards in attendance at this beach for your safety and parking facilities are available along Ocean Drive.

Chaka's Rock Tidal Pool

Chaka's Rock Tidal Pool- Ballito Beaches

Chaka's Rock Tidal Pool is found at the bottom of a walkway from the intersection of Ocean Drive and Chaka's Rock Main Road.

This quaint shallow tidal pool is set amongst the rocks and pools which are populated with an amazing amount of sea creatures that live and inhabit these rock out crops. A very popular beach with kids who want to explore sea life at the edge of the sea.

North of the Chaka's Rock tidal pool and Salt Rock Beach you will discover an outlaying crop of rocks known as Catfish Rocks. A popular area to swim and fish at low tides as the rocks give you some protection from the surf.

Salt Rock Beach & Tiffany's

Salt Rock Beach & Tiffany's - Ballito Beaches

Salt Rock Beach is another very popular beach along the Ballito coastline and is home to Salt Rock Surf Life Saving Club. The beach stretches from Catfish Rocks to Salt Rock tidal pool and further north to Tiffany's Beach.

Salt Rock Beach is always popular with surfers, bathers, paddle ski anglers and those who just want to relaxing on the golden warm sands of the North Coast.
Salt Rock Beach does have both shark nets and life guards on duty.
Parking facilities are available next to the beach.

Tiffany's Beach is favoured with surfers spear fishermen and divers beaches.
This beach does not have any shark nets.
Parking facilities are available next to the beach.

Blythedale Beach

Blythedale Beach - Ballito Beaches

Blythedale/Stanger junction and follow the road eastwards towards the beach. After the traffic circle you will come across a parking lot. Follow the path down onto the beach. This beach is protected by shark nets and life guards on duty.

Tinley Manor Beach

Tinley Manor Beach - Ballito Beaches

Turn of the N2 at the Tinley Manor turn off and follow the road down to the beach car park. Here you will find a tidal pool and a sandy beach flanked by rocks on either side. This beach has no shark nets and the lifegaurds are seasonal.

Zinkwazi Beach

Zinkwazi Beach - Ballito Beaches

Zinkwazi has a wonderful beach and lagoon. The main swimming beach is at the southern end of a 3.5km bay stretching from the Tugela River to a rocky point at Zinkwazi .
The beach is a very popular spot for surfing body boarding and the launching of ski boats, jet ski's and paddle ski's.

The Zinkwazi lagoon very conveniently lies directly behind the main swimming beach and is navigable for 6.5 kilometers up to the N2 bridge.

From the car park it's a few minutes walk to the beach and lagoon on the Zinkwazi River.

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