Situated alongside the coast of the Eastern Head, Coney Glen is still one of our fondest memories.
With family living on the Knysna Heads, we were always fortunate enough to experience this blissful little intimate beach each time we came visit them.
Knysna for us is more than beauty, it is memories. Anyone who has not experienced Knysna, just Google the name and make sure images are selected… You are in for a treat.
One of the most picturesque parts of the Garden Route, with plenty to see and do it is a great base for exploring the coastal route.
Speaking of memories, sitting back now explaining this little treasure cove, the memories of fishing and climbing the rocks come flooding back.
Like the tides if you mistime them… Leaving you stranded unless you fancy the challenge.
Drive Down Coney Glen
As you arrive on the East Head you drive along Coney Glen Drive to enter the location. Its long windy road was once merely a pathway down. As time has progressed, there is house after house being built.
It is quite a shock to see how it has grown over the past few years, but you can understand why when you reach the corner and see the truly spectacular view.
Arriving At The Beach
With the fresh air and beautiful scenery as you park up at Coney Glen, there are two ways in which you can enter the beach. The right side and the left.
The left was always our favourite route offering access to the bridge and plenty of rocks to climb.
Not Quite Your Average Beach
When people mention beach, you think of crystal clear waters, and beautiful sand beneath your feet that stretches for miles.
Whilst those are both true, you won’t have the long stretch of beach. It is very rocky due to the cove layout itself but secluded at the same time.
A Rock Climbers heaven!
Another fond memory is the bridge that goes from one rock formation to another. A great little design that allows you to stand above the water watching it sweep away at the beach below.
An ideal spot for a great photograph.
From Where We Drone
This whole expedition was made better with the drone at hand. Beautiful views can only be captured from above when it comes to Coney Glen.
We had to be careful as planes usually fly through The Heads on a regular basis, but managed to capture some great footage whilst it was up in the air.
Times have been quiet for us recently with family in hospital and new projects we are rather excited about.
So firstly an apology, however these up coming weeks won’t be much better, but we have hikes and plenty more planned! Watch this space!