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 is the main bathing beach with very popular surfing and body boarding spots "Bog" & "Surfers" to the south and "Sunrise" to the north. These beaches are protected by shark nets and have qualified life guards on duty during the day. Don't forget the sun cream!
A 15 minute walk south of 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.
Due 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 is home to one of the North Coast oldest Ski Boat launch sites. Frequented by Ski Boat, Jet Ski and Paddle Ski fishermen, who catch a large variety of fish. 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.
Thompsons Bay is situated between Ballito and Chakas Rock along Ocean Drive. To the south of Thompson Bay you will find a hole in the rocks which leads to two small bays. To the north you will see Chakas High Rock which is a very popular fishing spot for the experenced angler. This beach is in a cove, giving it more protection from the wind. There are shark nets and life guards in attendance at this beach too.
Chaka's Rock Tidal Pool
Chaka's Rock Tidal Pool is found at the bottom of a passage from the intersection of Ocean Drive and Chakas Rock Main Road. On a low tide while scrambling over the rocks and pools you will be amazed at the amount of sea creatures that live and inhabit these rock out crops.
North of the Tidal pool 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 protecetion from the surf.
Salt Rock Beach & Tiffany's
Saltrock Beach 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. SaltRock Beach is always popular with the surfers, bathers and paddle ski fishermen, while Tiffany's is one of the favoured surfing and diving beaches.Tiffany's does not have any shark nets, while Salt Rock does have both shark nets and life guards on duty.
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
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 has a wonderful beach and lagoon protected by a rocky point. From the car park it's a few minutes walk to the beach and lagoon of the Zinkwazi River.