Trafalgar Blue Flag Beach.
Trafalgar beach, a short way down the coast from the beautiful Marina beach at San Lameer, is an extremely natural beach which is close to the Mpanjati Nature Reserve. The facilities at the beach are low key, with all developments situated close to the parking area and a short walk down to the beach.
The beach is a wide, sandy beach with warm sub-tropical water that is pleasant to swim in 365 days of the year. Lifeguards are on duty every day throughout the year. There are no restaurants or shops close to this beach so go prepared.
The beach at Trafalgar can be reached by proceeding south along the N2 highway from Durban and R62, south from Port Shepstone. Go past Margate and Ramsgate heading in the southerly direction to Port Edward. The sign to the little village of Trafalgar is posted on the R62 and directions to the beach are easy to follow from there.
To access the Mpenjati Nature Reserve, continue on past the Trafalgar Village entrance towards Port Edward. The nature reserve is clearly signposted on the left. There are two parking areas, one on the north side of the lagoon and the other on the south side. The nature reserve has braai facilities and hiking trails. Care should be taken in the reserve due to a couple of incidents of mugging crime. Don't carry valuables into the reserve and take a loud whistle, pepper spray and a sturdy walking stick for self defense.