The lure of the summer holidays invites happy thoughts of being beside the seaside. Sunny days, the sounds of the sea and building sandcastles are a time to switch off and just…breathe. No matter your age, a day spent at the beach whispers childhood memories. If you are holidaying at one of Prince’s Grant rentals on the KZN north coast, then you are spoilt with not only a day at one beach but a choice of three.
Day #1 – Sheffield Beach
The resort town of Sheffield Beach is a hidden gem; located just north of Salt Rock and 10 minutes from Ballito. If your idea of the perfect day at the beach is lying on a beach towel with a book in hand while the kids entertain themselves in the rock pools and surfing the waves, then Sheffield Beach’s pristine sandy shores are exactly where you need to be. If adventure rocks your boat and you are activity-driven, then the sheltered coves, diving spots, an abundance of marine life and reef formations will excite all scuba divers and snorkeling enthusiasts. What is a day at the beach without a fish braai at sunset? Sheffield Beach’s Christmas Bay is the perfect spot for fishermen to unwind and reel in the catch of the day. Take your time in packing up as Sheffield Beach is a mere 30-minute drive from your Princes’ Grant rentals property.
Day #2 – Blythedale Beach
Blythedale Beach adjoins a conservancy at the Umvoti river mouth. Located 72 km from Durban and just north of Tinley Manor, the warm water of the Indian Ocean and unspoiled beach are set against the backdrop of lush subtropical vegetation. No need to rush – you can even sleep in, as your Prince’s Grant luxury rental is only 15 km from the beach. For nature lovers, Blythedale Beach will delight bird lovers and twitchers. With binoculars in hand, you are likely to spot the African spoonbill, chestnut-banded plover, Scaly-throated honeyguide and blue-mantled crested flycatcher, amongst others. Not to worry if bird watching doesn’t ruffle your feathers, as spotting dolphins and whales will certainly delight everyone.
Blythedale Beach is also a popular fishing, swimming, and surfing beach; protected by well-maintained shark nets. A sunset walk along the endless stretch of white sand is the perfect end to your day at the beach.
Day #3 – Zinkwazi Beach
This is the day to pack your picnic basket and head to Zinkwazi Beach and its unspoiled 7km lagoon, home to fish eagles and indigenous forests. Zinkwazi is named after the Zulu word for the white-headed fish eagle. Situated 85 km from Durban and just past Stanger, this safe and protected beach offers another perfect day at the beach under tropical palms. For a change of pace, wine tasting on a ferry ride on the lagoon and enjoying the scenery is a perfect way to relax while spending a day at the beach.
Passing these 3 days at the beach is easily accessible and affordable when staying at one of our Prince’s Grant rentals. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to our luxury self-catering options. All you have to do is book online to make your days at the beach a reality.
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