If you love to surf there’s no doubt you love Hawaii and probably love Australia as well for their world-class surfing beaches. But, if you’re a true surf enthusiast, you probably also know that South Africa is home to some of the greatest surf towns around and Jeffreys Bay is one spot that tops every surfer’s list. Jeffreys Bay is located in the South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, just about an hour south of Port Elizabeth. And this town has become a legendary surfing spot ever since it became a hit with the hippies and played a part in the surf movie “The Endless Summer” in the 1960s.
If you travel to Jeffreys Bay to experience the killer waves that earned this town its reputation with surfers from all over the world be sure to visit Paradise Beach. The locals will be the first ones to tell you (if you can get it out of them) that Paradise is a quiet, untouched beach that is calm and tranquil to walk along and watch the sunset without being disturbed by too many people. And best of all this beach pulls down some really epic waves from the Indian Ocean and that makes Paradise Beach the perfect mixture of relaxing beach and excellent surf spot. Sure, there are plenty of other beaches in the Jeffreys Bay area that are well known for providing amazing surfing, but Paradise offers a chance to lounge and chill as well.