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Platbank Beach Walk (Oysterbed Walk)

This stretch of beautiful unspoilt beach falls within the Goukamma Reserve and is a must-do if you like beach walks. This is the ideal place to come relax, unwind and get away from it all and just walk for kilometers. 

From the parking area you can walk towards Sedgefield’s Myoli Beach or east towards Knysna. It is possible to walk all the way to Buffalo Bay, but this is quite a long walk. It is advisable to do this walk at low tide otherwise some sections might be impassable. 

This is also a great spot for shore fishing, but no bait or oyster collection is allowed.

Distance: As far as you like…
From Platbank to Sedgefield is about 4km (8km round trip)
From Platbank to Buffalo Bay is about 12km (24km round trip)

Difficulty: Easy.

Managed by: CapeNature

Permits/costs: None

Directions: From the N2 just outside Sedgefield (Knysna side) take the Groenvlei or Lake Pleasant turnoff. This road passes the Lake Pleasant holiday accommodation and leads into a gravel road, continue towards the parking area at the beach, about 3.3km from the N2.

Coordinates: S34 02.748 E22 50.234

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