Victoria Bay Beach

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Victoria Bay Beach

Find one of the most secretive beaches in the Garden Route, a secluded, sandy cove with safe swimming spots and ideal waves for long surfing sessions.

Discover the hidden shores of Victoria Bay Beach, just a short journey away from the scenic resort town of Wilderness. With both excellent surfing opportunities and safe tidal pools for children, this beach offers fun in the ocean for all ages. Cozy restaurants and a row of cottages by the beachfront add to the appeal of this quiet and pretty beach.

Teach your children to swim in the sheltered waters here. The shape of the headland around the cove protects the water from dangerous tidal currents, making it one of the safest places to swim in the Western Cape. Play in the tidal pools behind the jetty with your children or splash in the waves by the shallows.

Experienced surfers and beginners alike will enjoy the consistently breaking waves outside Victoria Bay. See how long you can ride the waves, as the point breaks here will run for about 980 feet (300 meters) into shore. Paddle out past the sheltered cove to reach the best of the waves.

Ride a boat from Wilderness and skirt along the coastline to see Victoria Bay Beach from a different angle. Keep your eyes fixed on the water for sightings of southern right whales and bottlenose dolphins.

Take a break from swimming and surfing to have lunch in a café nearby. Stop for a sandwich in one of the beachfront venues, with outdoor and porch seating available, so you can keep enjoying the views while you eat.

Bring your camera for photos of the rugged cliffs that enclose the picturesque bay. Take one of the gentle walking trails near the beach for ocean panoramas from the headland.

Drive west of Wilderness for just 10 minutes to reach the parking area at Victoria Bay Beach. Alternatively, drive east from George for about 8 miles (12 kilometers) to reach the bay. Accommodations by the beach allow for quick access to the ocean, while there are other options in the nearby towns.

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Top Hotels Close to Victoria Bay Beach

The Wilderness Hotel
The Wilderness Hotel
3 out of 5
George Road, Wilderness, Western Cape
The price is $55 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
This family-friendly Wilderness hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Cape Floral Region Protected Areas, Milkwood Village Shopping ...
3.8/5 Good! (128 reviews)
"Old school hotel originally established in 1928. Big public spaces and restaurant. Attentive staff."

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

The Wilderness Hotel
Paradise Cove Country House
Paradise Cove Country House
3.5 out of 5
Kraaibosch Farms 195 27, Victoria Bay Heights, Wilderness, Western Cape
The price is $135 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 30
Situated in Wilderness, this guesthouse is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Victoria Bay Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cape Floral Region Protected Areas and Dolphin's ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Rundrum perfekt
"Schon bei der Einfahrt in der große Anwesen wirkt die Anlage sehr gepflegt und einladend. Wir wurden herzlich empfangen. Die vier Gästehäuser sind allesamt hochwertig und gemütlich eingerichtet. Jedes Haus verfügt über eine eigene Terasse mit tollen Blick über das Tal bis hin zum Meer bei Wilderness. ..."

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2017

Paradise Cove Country House
Hilltop Country Lodge
Hilltop Country Lodge
5 out of 5
Victoria Bay Heights, Wilderness, Western Cape
Situated near the beach, this luxury guesthouse is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Victoria Bay Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cape Floral Region Protected Areas and ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (24 reviews)
"Our stay at Hilltop was amazing we really loved it friendly host beautiful home we will definitely go back again"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2020

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Best Lodging Options Near Victoria Bay Beach

The Wilderness Hotel
The Wilderness Hotel
3 out of 5
George Road, Wilderness, Western Cape
The price is $55 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
The Wilderness Hotel
Paradise Cove Country House
Paradise Cove Country House
3.5 out of 5
Kraaibosch Farms 195 27, Victoria Bay Heights, Wilderness, Western Cape
The price is $135 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 30
Paradise Cove Country House
Hilltop Country Lodge
Hilltop Country Lodge
5 out of 5
Victoria Bay Heights, Wilderness, Western Cape
Hilltop Country Lodge
Bay view and canopy house facing the Indian Ocean.
Bay view and canopy house facing the Indian Ocean.
Wilderness, Western Cape
Bay view and canopy house facing the Indian Ocean.
Surfari Accommodation and Venue
Surfari Accommodation and Venue
2 out of 5
Victoria Bay Road, Victoria Bay, George, Wilderness, Western Cape
Surfari Accommodation and Venue
Carmel Guest Farm
Carmel Guest Farm
2.5 out of 5
3 Victoria Bay Road, Wilderness, Western Cape
Carmel Guest Farm
Earth Wind and Ocean 33
Earth Wind and Ocean 33
5 out of 5
33 Lands End Road, Wilderness, Western Cape
Earth Wind and Ocean 33
Dune Beach House
Dune Beach House
4 out of 5
31 Die Duin, Wilderness, Western Cape
Dune Beach House
Wilderness Beach Hotel
Wilderness Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
N2 National Highway, Wilderness, Western Cape
The price is $73 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
Wilderness Beach Hotel
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