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Brenton on Sea

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Address: C.R. Swart Rd, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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+27 44 382 5510
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Brenton-on-Sea is great for walking and sunbathing and is popular with...

Brenton-on-Sea is great for walking and sunbathing and is popular with paragliders. A big rock formation, castle Rock, is a favourite fishing spot for locals. Swimming is dangerous because of rip currents.

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Beautiful beach

Drove through Knysna 100 times and never knew this place existed just over the hill. Beautiful beach, amazing views. Safe and clean, nice.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
JustinDevos
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East London, South Africa

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East London, South Africa
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Drove through Knysna 100 times and never knew this place existed just over the hill. Beautiful beach, amazing views. Safe and clean, nice.

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Thank JustinDevos
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of clean and quite newly build houses, empty streets, nice views os the ocean, hardly any owner visible, some service staff - hardly any shop or restaurant - some might like it especially during holidays) - we didn't (having been there in late March)

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Thank Hartwigeuler
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been visiting Brenton on Sea for 12 years now. Over this period nothing much has changed. It is a very small town, literally where the road ends... It has one of the only beaches in Knysna and certainly the most beautiful one around. As far as shopping the town does not offer anything - BUT the reason one... More 

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Thank christol2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at Belvidere Manor so this was the easiest drive to the sea. Clean and organised without being sanitised and with just the right amount of facilities. A beautiful beach and coastline. The only shame is the dangerous swimming (at least when we were there) but there was a sweet cafe selling home made scones so that made... More 

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Thank Leslie W
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing never ending view of the ocean . A tranquil small seaside resort off the main route to Knysna. Away from the hustle and bustle it is a beautiful place where one can relax on the beautiful beach.

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Thank Melanie C
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was a nice surprise on our road trip heading towards Plettenberg Bay. We stopped off to admire the views and were not disappointed. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Thank MartinFletcher74
London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended by a local to try this beach and it was about 20k from Knysna but very pleasant. Beach was very clean but lots of steps to the sand

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Thank Hil-Harv
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE had to wait for the rain to move on but once it had gone we walked for over an hour, meeting very few people on the way and enjoying the crashing surf. The beach is clean, backed by tall dunes. It is not for swimming in - strong tidal rip and sharks!

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Thank Suer040153
Tel Aviv, Israel
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65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fifteen minute drive from Knysna, you will be reminded that so much of the cape is not yet developed. From the very nice restaurant and even better coffee shop above the beach it is a short wood stairway down to a beautiful natural beach, great sand, no umbrellas or kiosks, no real swimming, but great sand.

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Thank Samuel C
Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning beach with an inviting sea beating in-glorious views -BUT in very hot weather no umbrellas,no seats and more importantly LOTS of bluebottles which we were warned give a very nasty bite. It is still wonderful to walk along wearing some kind of foot protection but the above problems stop it being a world beater.

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Thank Kevin T

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