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Address: Leisure Island, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 044 382 5510
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Description: Bollard Bay is a model family beach with safe swimming in shallow waters.

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Superlative cosy little lagoon beach.

Leisure Island is my favourite place in Knysna and Bollard beach its little gem. Never too crowded it's very pleasant to walk on the pure white beach in front of the lagoon and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
giorgiom60
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Poggibonsi, Italy
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Poggibonsi, Italy
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518 reviews 518 reviews
218 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Leisure Island is my favourite place in Knysna and Bollard beach its little gem. Never too crowded it's very pleasant to walk on the pure white beach in front of the lagoon and the Heads. A real gem.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Safe and tranquil beach on a beautiful island . Very safe swimming in the calm lagoon . Lots of bird life and mountain scenery lovely

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Ghaziabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

One of the hidden beaches around knysna, Its quiet and peaceful, not much if crowd around. Ideal for water ski.

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Knysna, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This is a small beach, but the only one in Knysna itself. Good swimming, in beautiful clear water, but very shallow. Good for launching a kayak. People are friendly, and the view is spectacular.

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Karlshamn, Sweden
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79 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

It's a really nice beach with great surroundings. You see the Heads and around the lagoon. However, it's a long, long walk in the water until it gets at least a little deep. Really good for families with kids because of this!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

you can go there after visiting the Knysna Heads! Walk inside the water and you can alm6ost cross from one side to the other in a certain time.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Bollard Bay is perfectly safe for litte ones where the water is only knee deep for hundreds of metres into the Lagoon. There are lots of crabs though so not ideal to let babies sit in the shallows!

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Beacon Bay; East London
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

As beaches go, there are many that are better. If you want a safe place to paddle; a place where the children can mess about in the water in reasonable safety - this is your only real option in Knysna, so go and enjoy it without concern. There are no real facilities here; no shops or services, you may picnic... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Almost a year since my last review of Bollard Bay and the beach, and its perfect view of The Heads, remains magical. This time i had 20 kids along as well as 9 adults.Some of us started with a hike through Steenbok Nature Reserve to Kingfisher Creek where we waded in ankle deep water around the bend until we'd rejoined... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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93 reviews 93 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Lovely safe beach on the lagoon ideal for families particularly with small children.A place to kayak ,windsurf and swim.

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