Beaches - Water Quality and Facilities

With more than 100 kilometers of coastline, the eThekwini (Durban) region offers beaches for everybody's taste. Whether your ideal beach is bustling with activities or quiet and secluded, we have the beach to suit your needs!

This website is intended to enable you to make choices and gives details of the facilities at each beach along our part of the coastline, as well as indicators of beach cleanliness and water quality. Every fortnight, samples are taken and water quality and litter information is updated. Target values and status assessments are in line with international beach quality standards. Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Enterococcus are indicators of faecal contamination from humans and other warm blooded animals.

How to use this website

The Filter Lists
Use the 'Area' and 'With Facility' lists to restrict the map to beaches in a certain area and/or with a particular facility. Select one of these beaches from the dropdown list to see detailed information for that beach.

The Map
Beach water quality is indicated by different colour markers on the map, as follows:

 Poor  Acceptable  Ideal

Hover over a marker to see a beach's name. Click on a marker to see detailed information for a beach. Use the control on the map to drag or zoom the map.

Tide Information

Click here for tide information. Please note that the website of the South African Navy Hydrographic Office is external to this website and will open in a new window.

Beach Filters