St Michaels-on-sea has to be one of the South Coast’s favorite beach destinations, with all year round warm sunny days and the warm Indian Ocean; it makes for a beach friendly destination even in the winter months.
St Michael’s beach, located between the shopping mecca of Shelly Beach and the holiday playground of Margate, has something for everyone.
It offers a safe swimming environment with shark nets and life guards on duty. Golden sands, paddle boats on the lagoon, interesting rock pools and a lawned area with a kiddie’s pool make this beach child friendly and ideal for families.
Fishing under a spectacular sunrise is a great pastime. Deep sea fishing boats launch at Sonny Evans, small craft harbor just a kilometer away. Whale watching and deep sea fishing trips may also be arranged from here.
St Mikes is also a world class surfing destination which hosts many exciting competitions. A popular point break with good quality waves that are between two and four foot but can jump to six to eight foot with the winter swell.
One of the most beautiful walks is the Saints Walk, a grassed path along the rocky coastline between St Michaels Beach and Uvongo Beach. It offers beautiful scenery, natural coastline vegetation, magnificent seascapes and vantage points for whale and dolphin watching.
Be sure to head for the sun and surf and find out why the St Mikes is part of “The Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom.”