We are actually very spoilt in Port Elizabeth in being able to drive for less than half an hour and be able to enjoy a secluded beach with warm water and no people. Truly we live in a secret paradise.
Before you go off all half cocked and say that it is not safe anymore blah, blah, blah let me hasten to add that most times we go exploring with our hairy children in tow – the Chinese racing pig (our Bull Terrier, Jenna) and the hairy monster (our German Shepard, Tessa). Unlike other people’s hairy children ours listen, return to the lead, leave and sit on command and from far.
But, I digress – this morning I saw a Tweet directed at @MyPE by young Davy Jacobs – he of the magnificent cricketing fame for the Chevrolet Warriors:
And it got me thinking to seeing if YOU knew of a secret beach that YOU were willing to share with us – let us know in the comments section below.
In the meantime see the beach that we have recently re-discovered below. It is best to go at low tide – Port Elizabeth Tide List for 2012 – as you will then be able to walk out to the wreck of the MV Patti. If you see a couple of nude people on the walk along the beach just act cool, okay!
Park at the Parking area close to Noordhoek (see image below) and walk along the coast toward the Cape Receife Nature Reserve – the wreck of the MV Patti is just past the Cape Receife Shooting Range and, at low tide, a wonderful warm pool lies just inshore of the wreck.
There is a gravel road – 4×4 needed – that will take you to directly above the beach and right next to the Cape Receife Shooting Range – the area is pretty secluded and the worry factor pretty high so we recommend that you go in a group and don’t leave valuables in your vehicle.
You could also park at the Cape Receife Lighthouse (see the entrance to Cape Receife below) and walk around from there (No dogs allowed). On your way out visit SAMREC and chat to the penguins.
Article source: http://mype.co.za/new/2012/01/port-elizabeths-secret-beaches/