Nelson Mandela Bay’s beautiful clean beaches are legendary, with two beaches being awarded Blue Flag status. Water temperatures range from 18 and 21°C during Summer and 14 to 19°C during Winter. The sea conditions are generally calm in the bay, except when the South-Easterly wind is blowing. Wide expanses of golden sands are ideal for safe and sheltered swimming and other water sport and beach activities. Most beaches are patrolled by fully-trained professional lifeguards during the Summer season.