Within the bay and starting closest to the city center and harbor (which is best avoided), the first beach you come to is King's Beach, so named because King George VI slept in the Royal Train here during a visit to the city before World War II. You may want to avoid the far end of King's Beach, as it can get pretty crowded. The beach is one of three Blue Flag beaches in PE (along with Hobie Beach and Humewood Beach), meaning that it has met international standards of
cleanliness, safety, and facilities. It's another very family-friendly beach too. The Macarthurs Baths pool complex is along the promenade. The Garden Court King's Beach Hotel offers rooms with views across King's Beach. Amenities: lifeguard, toilets, showers, parking lot. Best for: swimming, walking.
Kings Rd., Port Elizabeth, South Africa