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Ballito's Beaches - Willard's

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Willard's Beach, the quintessential Ballito Beach, THE Fun in The Sun Spot and home to the Mr Price Pro, Ballito's annual surf contest.

If you're looking for a busy, exciting, viby beach, then Willard's is the choice of Ballito's beaches. Willard's beach is extremely popular with the younger crowd, safe, beautiful and FUN. 

Willard Beach is the major attractions for tourists in Ballito. Willard Beach is perfect for a day of fun in the sun. From swimming beaches that are protected by life guardss and also a popular surfing spot with several tidal pools. in the area

One of the busiest of KwaZulu-Natal's beaches, Willard Beach is set against a range of holiday homes, hotels and other tourist facilities. 


Why we like Willard's Beach

  • Willard's Beach always has a great holiday vibe
  • Plenty of parking and nearby facilities (including restaurants, take always and similar) 
  • Willard's Beach area has superb surfing - it's not the home of the Mr Price Pro for nothing (although the lifeguards can get a bit anal if you surf near the main beach area, where we tend to think the best, fun waves go early) 
  • The boardwalk along the promenade along Willard's Beach (all the way along the Ballito Coastline), makes for a very cool beach stroll and popular activity for tourists in the area

Getting to Willard's Beach

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Useful Information On Willard's Beach

  • Willard's beach is always busy, so if busy is not your thing, then avoid it 
  • The surfing can be really good - there are 4 main spots for surfing (around Willards) 

Sufring spots and other beaches nearby Willards Beach


The take-off is on Lemon Fish Reef and as a result the wave jacks before running along a sand bank in from the rocks. This spot is spectator friendly as you can stand on the rocks as the surfers scream past in the barrel
This is where bathers and bodyboarders unite. Surfing is only allowed when the lifesavers are not on duty.
This area is used for contests and is the most opular venue for surfing. There are numerous rocky patches in the foreshore, which affect the sand banks. It is predominantly a right-hand break but with peaks and left-handers, depending on the tides and swell direction.
This is probably the area best and most well-known spot. When the winter swells move up the coast, Sunrise produces an intense super suck take off. The deeper you take off, the deeper and more intense the barrel. This is the most protected spot when the South West winds blow.

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