Maitland Beach is situated at the mouth of the Maitland River on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape. This fantastic bathing beach is backed by enormous sand dunes that stretch onwards for around 5km towards Jeffrey’s Bay and are for the most part untouched.
The beach is great for kids who use the sand dunes for tobogganing and sand boarding. The rockier side of the beach is a wonderful fishing and diving spot. Other activities include surfing, swimming, pedal boating, and magnificent beach strolls.
If the pure beauty of the beach isn’t enough of a good thing, the beach is also seldom crowded, so you’ll be able to have the beach pretty much to yourself. The nearby Maitland Mines Nature Reserve has superb hiking trails through 127 hectares of indigenous coastal forest and bush that includes yellowwood, milkwood, and boer bean trees. All 3 trails begin along the old wagon road to the abandoned lead mine just outside the reserve and vary from 3 – 9km.