The Sunshine Coast town of Port Alfred along Route 72 has some beautiful beaches.
East Beach: A popular family and dog friendly beach, East Beach is a sought after surfing hot spot, the site of international surfing competitions and the legendary Shaka Surf School. Long stretch of beach, excellent for walking, interesting rock pools, and popular with dog walkers and fishermen. The spectacular sand dunes are excellent for dune boarding.
West Beach: West beach is a great family hang out spot, with a few eateries overlooking the Indian Ocean and Kowie River. It is the preferred body boarding championship beach, with good left and right breaks. West beach is great for tanning and sand castle building, however, not recommended as a swimming beach due to the strong rip tides.
Kellys Beach: has won various awards over the years and is recognised by international standards as a beach that offers excellent value to visitors. Factors such as safety, cleanliness, ablution facilities and lifeguard services are some of the factors considered when awarding Blue Flag status. The 400m-long beach offers ample space for beach activities and sun-seekers. Interesting rock pools to the west of Kellys keep young children occupied for hours. Surfing is a popular activity, with beach breaks that offer both right and left-hand waves.
Shelly Beach: A picturesque and small bay ideal for shell collecting and interesting rock pools – this little beach is popular with families and small children and stretches all the way to Flame Lilly beach with its natural tidal pool.