"Kenton - on - Sea" Kenton on Sea by junecorlett

Kenton on Sea Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 78 photos


Kenton-on-Sea is one of the most beautifully situated beach resorts in South Africa. The village centre lies between the mouths of two rivers. The Kariega river and Bushman's River.
Both rivers have sandy beds and carry crystal clear water into the Indian Ocean.
There is good and safe swimming in the rivers. Kenton is a paradise for fishermen. It also attracts a great variety of seabirds.
Kenton has a mild climate throughout the year. The summers are warm and in winter the day temperatures hardly ever sink below 20 C degrees.

Rock pools

Particularly stunning is the northern beach with its rock pools, where you can watch at low tide many little fishes, crabs and even octopusses.
A nice treat is getting oysters from the river mouth.....

The homes on the banks.

Luxury homes are built on this Coast. These homes are closed up during the low season.

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  • In a nutshell:Prisitine river and beaches
  • Last visit to Kenton on Sea: Dec 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Hi June, thanks for visiting my Turkey pages. Looking forward to new tips from your side too. Congrats on being rookie no 4. ;-)

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Beautiful - like the rock pools and think I'll hire a boat!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2009 at 3:23 PM

    Never heard of this place but it looks quite nice in your photos. Sounds like an "English" name.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    What a tranquil looking scene --I'd love to plant my umbrella in the sand there sometime!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Kenton on sea looks very pretty!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2009 at 10:39 PM

    beautiful colours

  • canuck68's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    What a beautiful spot June. The color of the water is magnificent. Is it warm in the summer? I'd love to own one of those houses on the hill there. Guess I'd need to win the lotto first though. Nice Pictures.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2009 at 8:22 AM

    Like I said before those rock pools are so wonderful and tranquil! Could spend all day exploring those. Nice page!

  • ChristaV's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    I liked Kenton, used to visit it when sis stayed in PE

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    Kenton on Sea sounds like quite a beautiful spot to visit. I missed seeing this coastal part of South Africa on my only visit to the country, but it is high on my return wish-list!

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