Visiting Kidd’s Beach and enjoying a Sunday roast
On a Sunday after church, we decided to drive a little further out of East London to explore more of its beautiful beaches.
Kidd’s Beach, a small coastal resort town (about 28km from East London) was named after Charles Kidd, a former mayor of King William’s Town. The beach has an uninterrupted landscape of white sand and sea. There is definitely a lack of commercialisation … life is simple here and nobody seems to be in a rush. Fishing seems to be a popular activity and people are enjoying long strolls on the white beach.
It was a bit overcast when we arrived at Kidd’s Beach, but even in these conditions, it was still great to take a stroll on the beach.
First, we had to walk past a rocky section, before we could reach the open beach.
Kidd’s Beach is situated on the Mkhanzi River and we walked over to where the river mouths into the sea.
We walked over to the rocky section of the beach, because we are always intrigued by the shapes of these rocks.
Although, it was a bit overcast (and definitely not hot), there were a couple of brave youngsters in the water.
We walked back to the tidal pool, before we tried our luck at The Tea Room restaurant. Apparently, the Sunday roast is quite popular with both the locals and visitors … and we got the last table outside!
The Sunday roast was delicious and with a glass of crisp white wine, this was the perfect end to more explorations of our new environment.
On our way out of Kidd’s Beach, we drove up and down in the few streets of this coastal town and was surprised at how beautiful the gardens were. Don’t you just love it when people are taking care of their environment?
It was time to take the road back to East London and we were quite happy to have found yet another picturesque seaside village like Kidd’s Beach. It definitely seems like the perfect place when you want to get away from it all and get back in touch with nature.