Alkandstrand Beach is the most northern Blue Flag beach in South Africa. It is an exposed beach break that has fairly reliable surf. The Durban surfers rarely venture that far north and the Richards Bay surfers very seldom head south for the ridiculous crowds of the Durban beaches so during the week there are still days when there are very few people out swimming or surfing. Weekends and public holidays however can get very crowded.

Both Alkantstrand and Newark Beaches are protected by lifeguards and shark nets.

Facilities

  • Ablutions and changerooms
  • picnic/braai sites
  • super tube
  • putt-putt course
  • restaurant
  • tuck shop
  • skateboard park.

Dolphin viewing platform

Situated at the end of the North Breakwater Pier, this specially erected platform allows visitors to view the Humpback dolphins that frequent the Richards Bay coastline.

Arts and crafts stall

For souvenirs, clothing and children's toys visit the stall and support our local entrepreneurs.

Contact Us

Alkantstrand Beach
 Beach Manager

Address:
Davidson Road
3900 Richards Bay
KwaZulu-NatalSouth Africa
28° 48′ 9.576″ S, 32° 5′ 43.202″ E
work: +27 35 753 2496

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