Jeffreys Bay Beach

Vacation Travel Guide
Dolphin Beach showing a house, a beach and a coastal town

Ride the rolling waves featured in the classic surf movie The Endless Summer, watch international surf competitions and spot migrating whales at this stunning beach.

Jeffrey’s Bay Beach is a stretch of gold-colored sand met by warm Indian Ocean waves. Take a dip in the lifeguard-patrolled swimming area, spot playful dolphins and learn to surf on the world-famous waves. The beach rose to international fame after it was used as a filming location for the 1966 surf movie, The Endless Summer. Enjoy an exciting day out at Jeffrey’s Bay Beach and join the pursuit for the perfect wave.

Jeffrey’s Bay Beach is split into several sections, all of which are accessible on foot. A short walk from downtown Jeffrey’s Bay is Dolphin Beach (or Main Beach). Explore the waterfront to find shops, hotels, cafés and restaurants. The calm shores and changing facilities at this beach make it a popular area with families. Ride the waterslides or play a round of miniature golf at Dolphin Beach Entertainment. Learn to surf in the gentle waves at nearby Kitchen Windows.

Walk north along the soft sand to discover popular surfing spots such as Magna Tubes and Boneyards. Watch talented surfers and kitesurfers riding the big-barreled waves. Continue to Supertubes, where the consistent waves are considered to be some of the best in the world. Visit Supertubes in July when the beach hosts an international surf competition, featuring professional surfers from around the world.

Lifeguards patrol the beach year-round. Swim and surf between the flags to avoid the current. Find numerous surf schools located on the beach, which offer equipment rental and lessons with experienced surfers.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy spectacular wildlife sightings in the Indian Ocean, such as pos of dolphins playing in the waves. Majestic humpback and southern right whales swim offshore during the migration period between June and December.

Jeffrey’s Bay Beach runs along the waterfront of Jeffrey’s Bay. Dolphin Beach fronts downtown Jeffrey’s Bay and Supertubes is about a 30-minute walk from here. If arriving by car, use the free parking areas situated at the back of the beach.

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Aquarius Bed & Breakfast
Aquarius Bed & Breakfast
3 out of 5
69 Da Gama Road, Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape
The price is $32 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Situated by the ocean, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Jeffreys Bay Beach and Dolphin Beach. Albatross Beach and Fountains Mall are also within ...
3.9/5 Good! (17 reviews)
"Very kind host. Great location and comfy beds. Great place for a group of friends or families. Delicious breakfast!"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Aquarius Bed & Breakfast
Sea Whisper Guest House & Self Catering
Sea Whisper Guest House & Self Catering
4 out of 5
62 Petunia Avenue, Wavecrest, Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape
The price is $65 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 29
Situated by the ocean, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jeffreys Bay Beach and Dolphin Beach. Albatross Beach and Fountains Mall are also within ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (37 reviews)
Satisfied
"Great stay. Innocent was very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Room was comfortable and had a nice view of the sea. Secure parking. The lodge is in a great location near useful facilities (shops, restaurants, etc). Will definitely go back again."

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Sea Whisper Guest House & Self Catering
Diaz 15 House on the Bay
Diaz 15 House on the Bay
3.5 out of 5
15 Diaz Road, Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape
The price is $308 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 23
Nestled on the beach, this Jeffreys Bay guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Jeffreys Bay Beach and Dolphin Beach. Albatross Beach and Fountains Mall are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"Fabulous property right on the beach, the location could not have been bettet"

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2019

Diaz 15 House on the Bay
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Aquarius Bed & Breakfast
Aquarius Bed & Breakfast
3 out of 5
69 Da Gama Road, Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape
The price is $32 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Aquarius Bed & Breakfast
Sea Whisper Guest House & Self Catering
Sea Whisper Guest House & Self Catering
4 out of 5
62 Petunia Avenue, Wavecrest, Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape
The price is $65 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 29
Sea Whisper Guest House & Self Catering
Diaz 15 House on the Bay
Diaz 15 House on the Bay
3.5 out of 5
15 Diaz Road, Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape
The price is $308 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 23
Diaz 15 House on the Bay
THE MANDYVILLE
THE MANDYVILLE
4 out of 5
30 Uys Street, Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape
THE MANDYVILLE
Your beach holiday starts here!
Your beach holiday starts here!
Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape
Your beach holiday starts here!
Swanepoel Guesthouse
Swanepoel Guesthouse
3.5 out of 5
83 Da Gama Road, Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape
Swanepoel Guesthouse
Savoy hotel
Savoy hotel
3 out of 5
16 - 18 D gama Road, Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape
The price is $80 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Savoy hotel
JayBay House
JayBay House
3 out of 5
8 Verbena Crescent, Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape
JayBay House
Jeffreys Bay Backpackers
Jeffreys Bay Backpackers
2 out of 5
12 Jeffrey Street, Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape
Jeffreys Bay Backpackers
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.