Summerstrand is the best-known beachfront suburb in Port Elizabeth and is bordered on the south by the university and the Cape Receife Nature Reserve. It offers several beaches to choose from and the largest concentration of accommodation in the city.
Summerstrand is close to the Boardwalk Casino complex, the Summerstrand Village Shopping Centre, the Humewood links golf course, the oceanarium. The airport and harbour is only 10 minutes’ away.
Hobie Beach (also the scene of the annual ‘Splash Festival’ and Ironman event close to Shark Rock pier) and Pollock beach are very popular nearby beaches, home to windsurfers, hobie-cats, yachts and surfers.