Victoria Bay Beach

Victoria Bay Beach
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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.

Top Hotels Close to Victoria Bay Beach

The Wilderness Hotel
The Wilderness Hotel
3 out of 5
George Road, Wilderness, Western Cape, 6560
The price is $67 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
$67
per night
Dec 13 - Dec 14
Stay at this 3-star spa hotel in Wilderness. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 bars/lounges, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
3.9/5 Good! (153 reviews)
"Just an over night stop"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

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 Dec 11 to Dec 12
$135
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly guesthouse in Wilderness. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions Victoria Bay Beach and ...
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
Surfari Accommodation and Venue
Surfari Accommodation and Venue
2 out of 5
Victoria Bay Road, Victoria Bay, George, Wilderness, Western Cape, 6546
Stay at this hostel in Wilderness. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Popular attractions Victoria Bay Beach and Dolphin's Point are located nearby. ...
2.7/5 (3 reviews)
Actually a nice place but 50% disfunctional
"The whole place looks nice (at the first sight), especially the view from some places is great. Unfortunately the list of complaints and disadvantages of the place is much longer. - main gate is not working, we had to wait shout, honk and return later to be able to check in - promotion as a food ..."

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2018

Surfari Accommodation and Venue
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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Best Lodging Options Near Victoria Bay Beach

Victoria Heights B and B
Victoria Heights B and B
3 out of 5
N2 Victoria Heights Turn off, George, Wilderness, Western Cape, 6530
Victoria Heights B and B
Paradise Cove Country House
Paradise Cove Country House
3.5 out of 5
Kraaibosch Farms 195 27, Victoria Bay Heights, Wilderness, Western Cape
Paradise Cove Country House
The Wilderness Hotel
The Wilderness Hotel
3 out of 5
George Road, Wilderness, Western Cape, 6560
The Wilderness Hotel
Surfari Accommodation and Venue
Surfari Accommodation and Venue
2 out of 5
Victoria Bay Road, Victoria Bay, George, Wilderness, Western Cape, 6546
Surfari Accommodation and Venue
Carmel Guest Farm
Carmel Guest Farm
2.5 out of 5
3 Victoria Bay Road, Wilderness, Western Cape, 6529
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
Views Boutique Hotel & Spa
Views Boutique Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
South Street, Wilderness, Wilderness, Western Cape, 6529
Views Boutique Hotel & Spa
Far Hills Hotel
Far Hills Hotel
3 out of 5
N2 National Highway, George, Wilderness, Western Cape, 6530
Far Hills Hotel
Cinnamon Boutique
Cinnamon Boutique
5 out of 5
Beacon Road, Wilderness, Western Cape, PO Box 839
Cinnamon Boutique
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.