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Bollard Bay

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Address: 12 Leisure Gardens, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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+27 44 382 5510

Bollard Bay is a model family beach with safe swimming in shallow waters.

Bollard Bay is a model family beach with safe swimming in shallow waters.

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Great for a swim

Bay is very calm and suitable for all to swim in with view of heads in the distance ,this is at leisure island

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Bay is very calm and suitable for all to swim in with view of heads in the distance ,this is at leisure island

Thank Flitz8
Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

lovely location. slightly small, so get there early to get your spot. water is cold, but kids dont mind that at all.

Thank Chantel E
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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175 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Situated on Leisure Island and not far from the heads, Bollard Beach is an ideal swimming beach. White sand covered when high tide, there is a grass embankment and our children loved the swim here. There's water buoys showing boats can't come too close, and it's enjoyable to see all them going past in the distance. Free for anyone to... More 

3 Thank Stanley466
Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

ideal for children to paddle/swim in a little bay very calm waters with views of the knysna heads. beach very clean

1 Thank ali19782014
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54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We are Knysna regulars and each trip try a new treat & this time it was Bollard Bay with our boys. We had fun taking snaps and walking along the beachfront, especially at Sunset. Awesome weather and lots of people, families came out to enjoy as well. A must to view the Knysna Heads...though be careful of tide in this... More 

1 Thank Lucille S
Cape Town, South Africa
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We stopped off at Bollard Beach for a walk and its gorgeous. Golden sand and white caps, you can walk for miles in relative peace and safety. Bathing is allowed and there are rocks for the kids to clamber over and explore. A lovely beach.

1 Thank karin_renee
Knysna, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Located on Leisure Isle facing the Heads the beach is ideal for young and old. No toilets or restaurants at the beach so bring your own food and swim, relax and enjoy the view.

1 Thank John O
Johannesburg, South Africa
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

I really do like that there is a beach in Knysna but it does depend on the tides on how much beach :) You can have a dip in the lagoon but it never gets much higher than knee height. Great for families with little ones and the elderly. I never saw ablutions close to where we sat but lovely... More 

1 Thank KiddoSA
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Perhaps our favourite spot in Cape Province and the Garden Route. Scenically beautiful and, being situated on Leisure Island, which is entirely a retirement and holiday lodge area, is very, peaceful and quiet. The beach of Knysna lagoon is literally just across the road and dependent on the tide offers lovely walks. Only 10 minutes drive into Knysna and The... More 

1 Thank IvantheOrgan
Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Great scenic views, cold, if a little chilly, swimming looking right through the Heads. Safe shallow waters.

1 Thank Tim M

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