South Africa
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Gonubie Beach in the Eastern Cape of South Africa is situated 25 km north of the city of East London, about a 20 minute drive from the city centre.

The beach is at the Gonubie River and has achieved Blue Flag status, an international award only given to beaches that meet stringent standards in environment protection, safety equipment, lifeguard staff on hand and facilities provided.

The impressive boardwalk is a perfect spot to view dolphins, whales and surfers, while the lagoon is a favourite with the kiddies as they explore for shells and small sea creatures.

This spectacular beach is the hidden gem of the Sunshine Coast and a must for visitors to the area! All types of accommodation can be found in the Gonubie suburb, from a caravan park to luxury hotels.


  • Scenic Boardwalk to Main Beach
  • Look out spot on boardwalk
  • Tidal Pools
  • Lagoon
  • Boat Launching Site
  • Lifeguards
  • Pub Style Restaurant in walking distance
  • Toilets Changing Facilities


The Beach is open every day of the year during daylight hours and there is no admission fee charged.


East London has rainfall in the summer months.

Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 15˚C and 27˚C.

Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 9˚C and 22˚C.


There are Domestic flights into East London Airport on a daily basis. Hotel transfers, taxis and car rental companies are available for easy access around the area.

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