Fodor's Expert Review Brenton on Sea
The beach at Brenton on Sea, past Belvidere, is a beautiful, long, white-sand beach popular for its 6-km (4-mile) walk to neighboring Buffalo Bay. It's about a 10-minute drive from the exit off the N2 highway, about 12 km (7½ miles) west of Knysna. Although spectacular, this beach is not particularly good for swimming because of a strong undertow (hence the warning signs in German!). Lifeguards are present in season, but swimmers are cautioned to swim only between the flags where indicated. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking; toilets. Best for: sunrise; sunset; walking.