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About Witsand Beach

Witsand Beach is one of the best-kept secrets of the Overberg. Lying at the mouth of the Breede River, it offers excellent prospects for boating and walking.

During winter and spring, Witsand is one of the best places on the South African coastline to for whale watching. Facilities include ample parking, benches with views and a restaurant. Lifeguards are on duty from 1 December until 31 January.

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Reviews for Witsand Beach

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Hanri Nel
28 January 2017

Blue flag status and expansive, you can walk forever

Kyle Petersen
15 February 2016

Lots and lots of walking and very fun dunes :) Water was nice and warm!

stoney steenkamp
17 December 2015

Baie mooi en pragtige strande.

Peter Southworth
29 November 2014

The beach is clean and great for long walks.

gabrielle andrew
10 September 2014

Serene and beautiful

Priscilla Van Vuuren
24 January 2014

We did a little bit of fishing. Walking on the beach.

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Witsand Beach is 1km from the centre of Witsand , the nearest airport 175.3km (George Airport).
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