Beautiful Beaches in Plett
Beaches measure more than 14 kms in total and you can explore them, swim, surf, sun bathe or just let your hair down and relax!
They all have different particularities and each offers something for everyone. Four are certified as "Blue Flag" beaches. So anyone will find his or her beach.
Unfamiliar tourists often underestimate the dangers of the sea, with fatal consequences:
Please check the safety rules and warnings here.
The Wedge Beach
Look Out Beach
Robberg 5 Beach
The Wreck Beach
Central Beach is the busiest beach in Plett.
It is considered a family beach, but it is also the beach where the “movers and shakers” and
beautiful tanned and well-built bodies amble along. Life guards are on duty in season.
This beach doubles up as launch site for swimming with the seals trips,
Marine Safaris, dive tours and ocean kayaking tours.
Facilities include restaurants, bars and public toilets.
The local National Sea Rescue Station is also located here and launches rescue operations form this beach.
The Beacon Isle hotel, the town’s landmark, is situated in the background.
Most activities, especially during high season, take place at and from this renowned beach.
Also here, the estuary of the Piesang River flows into the ocean.
Central Beach is situated 650 m from Central Plett (Dolphin Circle)
Hobie Beach is located just a little further down past the Ski Boat club and the ski-boat launch area.
Here one can hire a Hobie cat or a jet ski.
Hobie Beach is 240 m from Central Beach.
The Wedge Beach
Beyond Hobie Beach is the Wedge. This is one of South Africa’s best body-boarding surf breaks. It is the venue for the SABA Wedge Classic, the longest running body-boarding event in South Africa. The Wedge generates a unique wave that can seriously challenge even the most skilled of surfers. The Wedge Beach is 500 m from Central Beach.
Look Out Beach- Blue Flag Status
This used to be Plett’s most iconic beach. It was washed away 2007 during the floods but it started to reform in 2013 when the Keurbooms original river mouth once again re-opened. This provided the opportunity for the pristine sands to re-appear and re-form the once famous Look Out Beach. It is now well known for long walks either at the ocean side or on the lagoon side. It is a top class sun bathing spot with ample play areas for the entire family. Lookout beach is once again popular for surfing and bodyboarding. The adjoining lagoon is full of droves of kite surfers and SUP paddlers. At sunset, the waves and mountains are highlighted by the setting sun and the sun set creates an amazing play of colours. Look Out beach is often used for awesome beach weddings. Lookout Beach is 1km from Central Beach.
Robberg Beach stretches for 4 kilometres between the Robberg Peninsula with the Robberg Nature Reserve and the Beacon Island Hotel at Central Beach. The long stretch is ideally suited for long walks, jogging, paddle skiing and kayaking. It is also famous for frequent visits of dolphins, whales and seals. Furthermore, young couples are often tying the knot here in a romantic beach wedding. Facilities include public toilets, various parking areas, some of which have ice cream parlours and such like. Robberg Beach is 1 km from Central Beach.
Robberg 5 Beach -Blue Flag status
Robberg 5 Beach is part of Robberg Beach. Located in the central area of it, this beach is popular for surfing and body boarding. During the season life guards are also stationed here. Facilities include wheelchair access, public toilets and a parking area with an ice cream vendor. Robberg 5 beach is 2 km from Central Beach.
Solar Beach is actually an extension of Robberg Beach right at the end of it,
where it meets Robberg Nature Reserve.
Sometimes the locals refer to it as Sanctuary Beach.
Solar Beach is 3 km from Central Beach.
The Wreck Beach
The Wreck Beach lies shortly before the Robberg Nature Reserve. Actually “The Wreck” on the Garden Route is a sheltered beach break that has reasonable consistent surf. But it also allows at low tide to spot a piece of Plett history, the shipwreck of the Athena. The Greek trawler sank here in 1967. The Wreck Beach is 4 km from Central Beach.
Safety Rules and Warnings for swimming on Plett’s beaches:
All 13 Plett beaches are opened for season and lifeguards are present on most beaches. Please observe the operating hours and never attempt to swim without life guards on duty.
As summer vacations begin and you head out for the beach, have fun, but be sure you know how to stay safe.
Rip currents account for 80% of beach rescues. Learn how to spot one, and how to escape one if you happen to be caught in it, by watching this video:
HOW TO SPOT RIP CURRENTS
Emergency Services, Police, Ambulance, Fire Sea Rescue
Plett Police Station: 044 501 1900
National Number: 10111
Ambulance /Metro control room: 10177
ER24: 083 320 1199
Baycare Private Ambulance: 072 299 2313
NSRI: 082 990 5975
Fire Station: 044 533 5000
Dr Donald and Partners: 044 533 2415
Dr Berning: 044 533 0933
Dr Nel: 044 533 0186
Dr Grabe: 084 580 1680
Marine Way Animal Hospital: 044 533 3100, 082 956 2111
Robberg Vet Clinic: 044 533 0124, 076 909 2577
Animal Welfare: 083 287 9917
Kallie Erasmus: 082 568 2479