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Brenton on Sea

Address: C.R. Swart Rd, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Phone Number: 0443825510
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Ranked #9 of 60 things to do in Knysna
Owner description: Brenton-on-Sea is great for walking and sunbathing and is popular with paragliders. A big rock...
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Owner description: Brenton-on-Sea is great for walking and sunbathing and is popular with paragliders. A big rock formation, castle Rock, is a favourite fishing spot for locals. Swimming is dangerous because of rip currents.

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77 reviews 77 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Great sand, lovely views and you can take a really long walk on the beach if you like. We have been going for years but were shocked to find the imposing new hotel/self-catering complex on the cliff top. Brenton is no longer the quiet backwater that it used to be and we hope it will not be changed too much

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We loved visiting this stretch of coastline it is absolutely beautiful. The only down side was that due to strong currents and rip tides we were unable to swim here.

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Perchtoldsdorf, Austria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Easy to get there by car, you will find an amazing view of the entire Buffalo Bay. Easy Approach to the beach, it's fantastic.

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

This is lovely - beautiful views right across to Buffulo Bay, you can walk all the way if you have the time - but I think its about 5kms. No shops but a lovely cafe and restaurant. Not suitable for people with mobility issues as the only way to the beach is down steps.

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Knysna, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As I have had the good fortune to travel extensibly and have seen a number of great beaches around the world I definitely rate Brenton as one of the very best

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Knysna, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Brenton Haven, newly built by the beach, has an excellent outside veranda for coffee and brunch, and worth the 12 km. drive from Knysna. It is also a good starting point if you aim to walk the beach to Buffels Bay and back! There are nice sofas and comfy chairs for you to lounge in and watch the ever... More 

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halesowen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Brenton is a quiet town with a superb beach with hardly anyone on it, great walk to cafe at the other end of the beach and back.

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St Andrews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is a lovely beach and you can walk between here and Buffels Bay. Plenty of parking and a good restaurant/coffee shop. Definitely worth a visit. If you can stand being exposed to the sun, it is a great beach for sitting out on.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great Beach with a good place for coffee or a meal at Butterfly Blu. Nearest shops though are Knysna if you are self-catering

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Brenton on Sea has the most wonderful Buffels beach to walk - there are restaurants at both ends This is a must if you are in the Knysna area

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