Gonubie Beach is one of South Africa’s spectacular beaches and one of the hidden gems of the Sunshine Coast. Situated in the coastal village of Gonubie in the Eastern Cape, Gonubie Beach can be accessed by a 500m boardwalk that leads down to a stunning tidal pool and protects the vegetation on the soft white sand dunes. The boardwalk provides an excellent vantage point for spotting whales and dolphins in season, as well as for those watching their loved ones surf and windsurf in the waves.
The estuary of the Gonubie River is great for families with little kids, providing hours of fun with fish, shells, and other fascinating marine life to discover in the placid waters. There are facilities for the handicapped, as well as lifeguards on duty during the Blue Flag season (November to April). There is also a boat launching site next to the beach.