Warner Beach

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Warner Beach
Warner Beach is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Warner Beach
Warner Beach
 Warner Beach shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Location within Durban
Warner Beach is located in Durban
Warner Beach
Warner Beach
Warner Beach is located in South Africa
Warner Beach
Warner Beach
Warner Beach (South Africa)
Warner Beach is located in Africa
Warner Beach
Warner Beach
Warner Beach (Africa)
Coordinates: 30°05′06″S 30°51′43″E / 30.085°S 30.862°E / -30.085; 30.862Coordinates: 30°05′06″S 30°51′43″E / 30.085°S 30.862°E / -30.085; 30.862
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Municipality eThekwini
Main Place Kingsburgh
 • Total 2.04 km2 (0.79 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,453
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 10.5%
 • Coloured 2.7%
 • Indian/Asian 4.4%
 • White 82.1%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 63.7%
 • Afrikaans 28.3%
 • Zulu 4.8%
 • Other 3.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 4126
PO box 4140
Area code 031

Warner Beach is a small resort town south of the Little Manzimtoti River in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and it forms part of eThekwini. It was laid out by surveyor P.A. Warner as a residential area in 1910 for government pensioners.

It is a coastal village, with a residential area as well as tourist, schooling and shopping facilities. Whales and dolphins can at times be seen in the Indian Ocean adjacent to the area. The annual "Sardine Run" is a migration of huge schools of fish, attracting tourists and fishermen. Temperatures are mild and pleasant throughout the year, due to the temperature-stabilizing effect of the warm ocean current that flows in the coastal waters. A pleasant sea breeze can often be experienced with a cool temperature and a pleasant sea aroma. The vegetation is normally green throughout the year. Adjacent coastal areas are Winklespruit to the south and Doonside to the north.

There are excellent surfing conditions at Warner Beach, which is why this small town has created some of the best surfers on a global scale. Close by lies the Aliwal Shoal which is definitely one of the best dive sites in the area. Kit surfing, paddle skiing, canoeing, beach walks, scuba diving, jogging and fishing are popular activities.

A name that is often used for Warner Beach is Baggies Beach, but there is contention as to the validity of the name. Investigations show that the name Baggies Beach was originally used for St Winifred's Beach which is also known as Subway Beach. The beach known as Warner Beach was also called Crane Beach, due to the presence of a construction crane at a building site next to the beach.

An excellent short Film of Warner Beach at sunrise, filmed by Dan Dedekind is available here. short Film with an Aerial view of Warner Beach

Body-boarding the shore-break at Baggies, Warner Beach.
Scuba diving at a diving spot nearby.


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Warner Beach". Census 2011.