Lifeguards: School & P/Hol, Sat/Sun, Ablution, GPS: -31.009, 30.261
Swimming | ablution| Life guarded | shark netted | fishing | surfing | snorkelling | tidal pool
Uniquely different, Palm Beach boasts its own Nature Reserve, estuary and natural tidal pool. The calm waters of the estuary are ideal for (beginner) wind-surfing while the reserve offers self-guided walking trails through its riverine forest, a bird-watcher’s paradise. South of the mouth of the estuary is reputed to be one of the best wind-surfing spots along the coast.
Named after the feathery (protected) i’lala (‘Sleeping’ palm – used in the making of bed mats & also known as vegetable ivory because of its rock hard ‘fruit’) found on the dunes, Palm Beach has a diversity of log homes, fishermen’s cottages and luxury villas which add to its charm while a superette, pub and restaurant are ideal meeting places for holiday makers and locals alike.