There is a wide variety of homes to let in Beacon Bay, which is regarded as one of the most convenient places to live in East London because everything that families need is close to home.
For example, those with children of all ages will find a school here to meet their needs. These include a wide choice of pre-schools, the Beaconhurst and Merrifield primary and high schools, the Parklands special needs school, the Bellafides cottage school and the Abbotsford Christian school.
Houses and apartments to let in Beacon Bay are also close to shopping centres such as the SuperSpar centre, the Beacon Bay Retail Park (anchored by Pick ‘n Pay and Game) and the Beacon Bay Crossing. These boast a full range of supermarkets, clothing stores, banks, restaurants, clubs, pubs, fast-food outlets and sporting goods shops as well as a Virgin Active gym and an array of entertainment venues including mini-golf, laser tag and a trampoline park.
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Those renting homes in Beacon Bay will also find that it has excellent medical facilities, including the Beacon Bay Clinic in Major Square Road and the Life Beacon Bay private hospital in Quenera Drive.
In addition, the suburb is one of the prettiest places in East London to rent a home, offering attractive, tree-lined streets, and a hilly location overlooking the sea and bordering the picturesque Nahoon River, where residents can enjoy canoeing and other watersports, angling, a picnic park and boat rides.
Some of the city’s most popular beaches, including the Nahoon and Bonza Bay beaches, are also just a short drive away, while the Beacon Bay Country Club offers members squash, tennis, cricket and bowls facilities.
For those who are weary of commuting, one of the biggest attractions of renting a home in Beacon Bay is its proximity to the city centre, which is about 10 minutes’ drive away. It is also close to cultural treasures such as the East London Museum and the Guild Theatre.
On the other hand, this suburb is home to the upmarket Cedar and Palm Square office parks, where the local operations of Eskom, Nedbank, Rehau and other organisations are based, so you may not even need to drive into the city if you work for one of these.
The Floradale Nursery and garden centre on the Old Transkei Road is a long-established landmark in Beacon Bay, and also has a popular gallery where local artists and crafters can display their works for sale. Also along this route is the Lavender Blue farmer’s market, which focuses mainly on organic produce and home-made goods.
Rentals for homes to let in Beacon Bay range from about R7500 to R8000 a month for two-bedroom apartments; from about R8000 to R13 000 a month for three and four-bedroom townhouses, and from about R8500 to R15 000 a month for a three-bedroom house. Trafalgar manages several complexes in this area including Triple Point Moya.