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Things To See in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

Jeffreys Bay Things To See

Ocean based activities are very popular here in Jeffery’s Bay, whether that’s swimming off the shore of Dolphin Beach or surfing the first-rate waves at Supertubes. Other popular activities include sand boarding and horse riding, with plenty more to see and do too.

Dolphin Beach is the Blue Flag beach here in J-bay and it’s a popular spot with sunbathers who come to lie on the golden sand and then cool off with a dip in the ocean.

From here it’s just a short walk to the town’s main street, Da Gama Road. Here you’ll find plenty of things to occupy your time. You can pop into the Shell Museum located in the same building as the tourist office and check out the beautiful shells in the collection here.

Jeffery’s Bay is a paradise for shopaholics, thanks to the large number of factory stores gracing the main streets of the town. Surf brands are the name of the game here, with great deals on Billabong, Quicksilver, Rip Curl and many, many more.

So whether you’re looking to learn to surf, spend some money or just soak up the laid-back atmosphere, you’ll definitely enjoy your time here in beautiful Jeffrey’s Bay.

Attractions in Jeffreys Bay

  • Supertubes

    , Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

    Supertubes, which is not only the domain of experienced surfers, is an attractive spot for many different reasons. As well as watching the surfers catch wave after wave, you can walk along the long stretch of beach and check out the rock pools or pick shells from the huge numbers washed up along the strand.

  • Dolphin Beach

    , Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

    This top-quality beach has been awarded a Blue Flag and it’s not hard to see why. Boasting a long, pristine stretch of sand, Dolphin Beach is often filled with sun worshippers laying about in the hot sun and swimmers taking a dip to cool down. If you’re lucky you might spot some dolphins or even whales in the waters off Dolphin Beach.

  • Kitchen Windows

    , Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

    Lots of the surf schools operating in J-bay hold their lessons at a spot called Kitchen Windows just down the strand from Dolphin Beach. Lessons being on the sand and as you pass by you might hear talk of ‘rails’ and their thickness, plus lots more. When you’re done watching the beginners tackling their first waves, you can wander along the sand, maybe picking up an interesting shell or two as you go.

  • Surf Museum

    Da Gama Road, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

    J-bay’s quaint Surf Museum is located upstairs in the Quiksilver Store on Da Gama Road. Wander around and have a look at the large collection of surfing memorabilia on display from pictures of local surfers riding the waves to surfboards and plenty more.

    Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm, Sun 9am-1pm; admission free.

  • Jay Bay Sandboarding

    Marina Martinique, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

    If you want to keep your feet on dry land but still want to experience a surf-like thrill, why not try sandboarding out in Marina Martinique. Here you’ll find a number of big sand dunes which make the perfect location to try this entertaining activity with Jay Bay Sandboarding, whose daily trips which include board rental and lessons.

    Open daily, times vary depending on bookings; admission R150 for 2 hours.

  • Shell Museum

    Shell Museum Complex, Cnr of Da Gamma & Drommedaris, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

    Home to a colourful selection of shells from the beaches of Jeffrey’s Bay and other sandy stretches all over the world, this museum displays around 600 shells from a wide variety of different species. A short walk from Dolphin Beach, the museum is a quiet spot to check out if you’re looking for something a little bit different.

    Open Mon-Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 9am-1pm; admission free.

  • Skate Park

    Quiksilver Store, Fountains Mall, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

    It might be a bit strange to see a skate park actually inside a shop but that’s exactly what you’ll get inside the Quiksilver Store at Fountains Mall. Both locals and visitors make use of the park, especially on rainy days when you’ll find plenty of skateboarders showing off their skills.

    Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-3pm; admission free.

  • Factory shops

    Various locations, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

    Shopping is becoming almost as popular as surfing in Jeffrey’s Bay as a result of the numerous factory stores scattered on and around the main street. Surfing gear, clothing and plenty more are sold at discounted prices in these factory shops, making them incredibly popular with budget conscious shoppers. Some of the shops include Billabong, Roxy, Rip Curl and Quiksilver, while if you’re looking for J-bay signature clothing just head to Country Feeling.

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