Van Staden Beach, managed by the Van Stadens River Mouth Resort, can be found at the mouth of the Van Stadens River and forms part of the seaside resort.

The beach offers an extensive lagoon, tall dunes that tower over the beach providing hours of climbing, rolling and sandboarding fun and the river is navigable by small boats to the gorge. The large lagoon is ideal for safe swimming and so Van  Stadens Beach has become a favourite with families with children. Pedal boats and fishing are also popular pastimes here with both the locals and the holiday makers.

The views of sand and surf from the beach are stunning, the perfect spot for family picnics, and life guards are on duty during peak season.


  • Lagoon
  • Pedal Boats
  • Swimming
  • Surfing & Body Boarding
  • Sunbathing
  • Beach Games & Long Walks
  • Fishing
  • Picnics
  • Whale Watching, in season
  • Life Guards, in peak season


A nominal fee is charged to enter the resort, only during daylight hours

Contact Us

Van Stadens Beach
 Van Stadens Tourism Office

Van Stadens Road
6001 Uitenhage Farms, Port Elizabeth
Eastern CapeSouth Africa
33° 58′ 8.342″ S, 25° 13′ 17.256″ E
work: +27 41 582 2575

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