Owning to its prime location, Summerstrand is one of Port Elizabeth’s most sought-after beachside suburbs. Its magnificent beachfront recently received a multi-million rand upgrade, which has resulted in growing demand for oceanside property in Summerstrand. Due to its close proximity to good schools, the Port Elizabeth International Airport, and a portfolio that includes many of Port Elizabeth’s most desirable properties, Summerstrand is an ideal investment for both families and business people.

Summerstrand lies between Humewood, the Humewood Golf Club, rated as one of the world’s most challenging links courses, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and the NMMU Private Nature Reserve. With a wide range of residential offerings – from plots in secure, village-style environments and modern apartments to luxurious free-standing homes – and an easy commute to the city, it’s easy to see why many investors choose to buy houses in Summerstrand. The beachside apartments in Summerstrand are particularly sought-after as they’re a short distance from a range of beautiful beaches, including Hobie Beach, Pollock Beach and Kings Beach. Discover more about this suburb below and browse our listing to find your next seaside abode. 

Explore Summerstrand

Sports & recreation

Sports & recreation

The clear, warm water of the Indian Ocean is perfect for water sports while the recently upgraded beachfront offers a skate park and running, cycling and dog walking. Nearby Humewood is home to a Virgin Active gym. 

Dining out

Dining out

Summerstrand caters to a variety of culinary tastes. Some of the most popular eateries include Barney’s and Blue Waters Café, located on the beachfront, as well as Ginger, Charlie’s Pizza & Pasta, Kiplings Brasserie and De Kelder. 

Nature’s finest

Nature’s finest

Oudoorsy types will enjoy visiting Addo Elephant Park, a diverse wildlife conservation park, located just 47km away and the guided walks through Cape Recife Nature Reserve. The reserve is also home to the African Penguin Rehabilitation Centre, which welcomes visitors daily from 9h30 to 15h30.



The Boardwalk Hotel and Casino offers a wide variety of restaurant, bars, a cinema, regular live entertainment and a five star hotel with on-site spa. Families can enjoy the ten pin bowling, go karting and adventure golf on offer. 

Living in Summerstrand

Areas near to Summerstrand

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Properties in Summerstrand are well suited to families as the suburb has a broad educational offering. Cape Recife Pre-Primary, Beachwood Pre-Primary, Summerwood Primary and Pearson High are located in Summerstrand, while Grey High School and Collegiate Girls’ High School are a 15 minute drive away. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and PE Technikon are situated in Summerstrand too.


Aside from a number of local medical practitioners, Netcare Greenacres Hospital and Life St. George’s Hospital are located within a 12km radius and easily accessed. 


The suburb has a number of retail destinations, including the Boardwalk Hotel and Casino, Summerstrand Village, Summerbreeze Spar Centre and a bevy of smaller shops. The Greenacres Shopping Centre is a short drive away and boasts a large selection of retail options.


Main access routes to Summerstrand include the M4, M9, R102 and Marine Drive. Port Elizabeth International Airport is 10 minutes’ drive away. 

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius