Jul 27, 2011
Beautiful Beaches in Port Alfred
The Eastern Cape is known for it’s stunning beaches and our lovely town of Port Alfred is no exception! So whilst you are staying at Green Fountain Farm Resort head down to the coast any day of the year and see for yourself why these beaches are so talked about.
The prestigious international Blue Flag is flying proudly over Kelly’s Beach, the main beach in Port Alfred. This status was given to the beach for excelling in safety, cleanliness, the provision of amenities and setting and maintaining environmental standards. The Blue Flag gives the locals and foreign visitors the knowledge that their beaches are clean, environmentally friendly and adhere to not only local but also international safety standards.
The Ndlambe Municipality Environmental Conservation section manages Kelly’s Beach, which is one of the strongest local government conservation bodies in the Eastern Cape Province. Kelly’s Beach is situated 1.5 km from the Kowie River estuary mouth and stretches 400m east from the piers. There is definitely plenty of space to find your own little patch of paradise and enjoy some peace and quiet.
You will find two viewing decks on this picturesque beach, from which you can watch your kids play, bathers swim or just enjoy the soothing sound of the waves. On clear days from September to November you might even spot a few breaching whales that are making their way up the coast for breeding. If you head this way in the summer months you can look forward to breathtaking sunsets whilst you sip on sundowners from one of the lovely bars along the promenade.
Surfers and bathers alike can try the gentle waves that carefully lift you off your feet and, during perfect conditions, gently drop you down to meet the sandy bottom.
Informative boards along the beach will teach you about some of the unique characteristics of this wonderful beach. The Blue Flag is only given to beaches that meet 14 criteria spanning three aspects of coastal management: the water quality, environmental education, and safety and services, which include excellent life-saving standards, top-rate parking and sparkling ablution facilities. And one can really see why Kelly’s Beach was awarded Blue Flag status!
On and off the sand Kelly’s Beach offers 5 star facilities and a wonderful experience to holidaymakers and locals alike. Visit Kelly’s Beach and you will see there is something spectacular to be found on Port Alfred’s coastline.