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Bollard Bay

Leisure Island, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 044 382 5510
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Ranked #19 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Type: Beaches
Description: Bollard Bay is a model family beach with safe swimming in shallow waters.
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Knysna, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
58 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Knysna, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

bollard Bay is a beautiful bay with perfect view onto the Knysna Heads.The beach is fairly clean and perfect if you have small children as the water is not deep at all - and that goes on for 50 -100m! Not great if you want to swim as you will have to walk a mile :)

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Knysna
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Bollard Bay is a beautiful sheltered bay on Leisure Isle in Knysna. Safe swimming for kids and vey accessible. If you are going to stay near or on the Bay, then you cant go wrong with Bollard House, right on the bay!

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South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Lovely beach for relaxing or playing ball games. Dogs welcome. Safe swimming for children and a lovely view of the Heads from the beach.

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