Enjoy a picnic with a view at Alkantstrand Beach

Enjoy a picnic with a view at Alkantstrand Beach

Alkantstrand Beach is the ideal spot for your next family or romantic picnic.

Beautiful summer picnic on the beach at sunset in zero waste style. Eco friendly idea for weekend staycations stock photo
iStock -Beautiful summer picnic on the beach at sunset in zero waste style. Organic fresh fruit, cheese and vegetables on linen blanket. Eco friendly idea for weekend staycations.

'Tis the season to pack your beach bag and head to the beautiful shores of KwaZulu-Natal. 

Summer is in full swing, and the weather is only going to get hotter. There’s no better way to enjoy a hot summer’s day than with a day at the beach.

Beach days make for great memories. Alkantstrand Beach is a top choice for beachgoers and not just because of its Blue Flag status.

The beach is also much-loved for being a great picnic spot. Alkantstrand Beach has a shaded picnic area and braai sites for families to enjoy.

It’s the main beach in Richards Bay, which means it can get quite busy during the holidays. Get there early in the morning for a stroll on the beach and a breakfast picnic.

You can also time your picnic perfectly for later in the afternoon when most people are leaving. This time of day is also great for a sunset stroll.

Alkantstrand Beach makes for the perfect setting for your beach picnic as it is not only family-friendly but wheelchair-friendly as well.

Beachgoers also get to watch fishing boats, as well as other vessels, sail in and out of the port.

Things to pack for your picnic:

1. Beach blanket.
2. Sunscreen, sunhat, and sunglasses.
3. Frozen water to stay hydrated.
4. Trash bag to ensure all your trash does not get left behind on the beach.
5. A camera to capture all your beach day memories.

You can also take advantage of the fun beach activities before or after your picnic.

Alkantstrand Beach is a favourite with surfers. You can also try kiting or canoeing.

The beach has lifeguards on duty to keep swimmers safe as they take a dip in the ocean.

While Richards Bay is just a two-hour drive from Durban, you will benefit from spending a weekend or longer in the area.

There is so much to see and do in Richards Bay. You can try one of these accommodation venues or restaurants during your stay.

Accommodation: Bon Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay, Imvubu Lodge, Gecko Inn Guesthouse, Seagull Lodge, Indaba Lodge

Restaurants: Portuguese on the Bay, Exotic Indian, Cubana Richards Bay, The Reed Restaurant

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