Nahoon Beach

Nahoon Beach, East London: Address, Nahoon Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Nahoon Beach
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Denver Bright
East London, South Africa4 contributions
Family morning visit to Mermaid's Pool
Mar 2020
A spur of the moment decision on a visit to Mermaid's Pool at Nahoon Beach for my family turned into a really fantastic, relaxing and enjoyable experience.

The water was ice-cold, but that did nothing to stop my 8 yr old daughter from swimming in the pool and even trying her hand at snorkelling to look for some fish (not much).

My 2 yr old son chose to stay away from the "big water" and spent his time looking for shells and pebbles on the beautiful but small beach area.

You feel safe in this area, the parking area is within eye-site of where you play and The Reef Café is just up the hill from you.

There are scenic boardwalks (a little damaged in areas due to age) that let you see some magnificent views and also take you over the hills into the Nahoon Point Nature Reserve on the one side and back to Nahoon Beach proper on the other side.

All in all, it was a fun few hours, sheltered from the wind and myself and family really enjoyed it
Written March 16, 2020
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Claire d
East London, South Africa37 contributions
Nahoon beach walks
Mar 2020
the beach and the river is beautiful and so easy to access. We love visiting and taking a dip in either the sea or the river afterwards.
Written March 11, 2020
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Debbe G
Johannesburg, South Africa56 contributions
The Beach!
Feb 2020
We spent a lovely time at Nahoon Beach. There is free parking with the usual "car guard" at the ready for a small donation. It is a lovely swimming beach and was very clean. The lifeguards were extremely active and alert and were constantly managing the swimmers and beach goers. There are showers to rinse off. Take your own beach umbrella and snacks/refreshments. Otherwise, there is a little beach café within a very short walking distance. Only one little suggestion: to have move rubbish bins on the beach/closer to the beach area.
Written February 18, 2020
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anton l
263 contributions
Disappointing
Jan 2020
The beach itself is fantastic. Spacious so you don't have to sit on top of one another and no rocks that could hurt your feet. No strong currents either. Unfortunately the walk from the car park to the beach is far. There is a take-out restaurant available.
Written February 11, 2020
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BrianBBriighton
Brighton and Hove, UK123 contributions
Mermaids Pool
Jan 2020
A delightful and picturesque place to visit and in sight of Nahoon Estuary Nature Reserve. We enjoyed a swim in the Mermaids Pool (which can only be seen at low tide since the water covers the rocks, marking the outline of the pool, a tight tide) and making the acquaintance of lots of small and colourful fish. There is plenty of free parking and also toilets nearby, at the Best Beach Cafe which is closed on Mondays!
Written February 10, 2020
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teachers55
Key West, FL938 contributions
East London, Not Really a Major Tourist Destination
Jan 2020 • Couples
I can’t remember where I found Kevin Agram’s name for a guided trip while our ship was docked in East London, South Africa, but I am glad I did because he organized a fine experience for us. He passed us off to a local man - I am so sorry that I didn’t write down his name, but he used to work for General Motors but lost his job when the plant closed. He was terrific. He knew a lot about the area, the government, the social and political conditions facing the South African government. He took us around the city, to several townships, to a wildlife park that was closed on Mondays. We also went to the beaches and stopped for a pancake. It was a lovely day.
Written January 29, 2020
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Jacob I
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa31 contributions
Not Impressed
Dec 2019 • Couples
The beach was not really clean, but this was the least of the problem.
For a patriotic South African it brought tremendous sadness to me to see how the surrounding suburb has deteriorated. I was in East London in the late 70's and my latest trip was meant to be a trip down memory lane. I now wish, I did not go. This is not an attack on the residents. There was ample evidence of their attempts to maintain some measure of dignity. For me, the deterioration is solely due to poverty and unemployment. Nahoon beach can still be restored to its former glory.
The festive lights were beautiful when we were there .
Written January 8, 2020
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Hoylake_Inn
East London, South Africa29 contributions
Best beach in EL
Jan 2020 • Friends
Nahoon has to be one of the best beaches in SA - a hidden gem.
It's not too big, so you don't have to walk for ages to get to the water. It's not too long, so it keeps its cosy feel. The corner and cliffs protects the beach goers from the west wind, whilst on the other side is Nahoon river which is protected from the east wind and is ideal for a volleyball game or sundowners. Good waves can be found, plus the Indian Ocean water is always warm. And at 5pm every day, it's full of families walking their doggies.
Written January 5, 2020
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Mapse Engrid C
8 contributions
Beautiful beach
Dec 2019 • Family
Nahoon beach is perfect, when went it wasn't so packed. And there's a restaurant right next to the beach, mostly suitable to grab quick breakfast.
Written December 14, 2019
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Robert L
Cape Town, South Africa250 contributions
Old haunt of mine!
Nov 2019
I returned to Nahoon beach after an absence of 53 years and decided to follow my footsteps that were undertaken all those years ago. I was born while my parents resided in Beach Rd, Nahoon so visits to the beach were quite frequent. As far as I could recall, the beach has not changed much in all of those years and still remains my "favourite" when I'm at the sea. The old walk-way that was used years ago has since been replaced with a tar road that leads directly to the beach itself. This is a pity as the long walk made the beach a much more private affair! All I can say is that if you are in the locality, do yourself a favour and enjoy a dip in the sea at this delightful place.
Written November 23, 2019
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