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A jewel of the holiday village Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga beach boasts rolling stretches of sand which embrace its resplendent waters. One of the many beaches on the tranquil Umhlanga Coast, it is a picture-perfect getaway teeming with tourists and locals looking for some time away from the bustle of the city. This beach is an ideal destination for some swim and surf, or to simply luxuriate in the South African sun, thanks to its gleaming golden sands. Dotted along its coastline are myriad beachfront resorts and restaurants, and the famed Umhlanga Lighthouse is only minutes away from the beach. Due to its active endeavors in promoting environmental awareness, Umhlanga Beach has bagged the international Blue Flag status.
Encompassing a long stretch of sandy land, the Golden Mile boasts a pristine series of beaches in the city. Straddling the coast of Durban, these beaches also feature a number of attractions that beckon tourists from all over. Owing to the conducive environs, scores of surfers and outdoor enthusiasts flock to the Golden Mile.
Sandy coasts and tinkling turquoise waters coalesce into a picturesque beach in Umdloti, catching the fancy of locals and tourists alike. Umdloti beach enables safe swimming alongside various other beach sports, boasting a natural rock pool and a tidal pool. Skirted by expansive sugarcane fields, this beach is also popular for water sports like snorkeling and surfing . Along the beachfront are a number of restaurants where one can grab a bite after a long day at the beach. Schools of dolphins can be seen swimming in the mornings and whales can be spotted from the shore from July to November.