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Marina Martinique is situated on the coastal plain between Jeffreys Bay and Aston Bay in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

With Jeffreys Bay a surfing mecca and Aston Bay a long-time holiday favourite, Marina Martinique is a truly magical place to live – a constant reminder of just how beautiful life can be.

Whether strolling along the unspoilt white beaches, cruising the blue canals, dining el fresco at the water’s edge, swimming, fishing or kayaking, the Marina offer residents every possible leisure activity. Yet, the marina is only 80 kilometers from the international airport in Port Elizabeth.

The marina, with its 5 kms of meandering waterways, quaint bridges and Cape Caribbean style homes, is both peaceful and safe to live in. It is protected by well-trained security guards, backed up by modern security systems.

With a host of marine life, abundant birdlife, Bushbuck, Blue Duiker and numerous small animals roaming freely, it is a place for children to bloom and grow in a safe and nurturing environment.

The marina covers 85 hectares. Construction started in 1990 and today the estate comprises 384 residential stands and 475 group development units. The area covered by water is 228,500 m² with a volume of 406,100 m³. Boats may be launched at any of the 36 slipways dotted around the estate.

With the marina on average about 3 m above sea level, fresh seawater is pumped in via 11 seawater inlets and eventually overflows back into the sea. The water quality is carefully monitored to endorse Marina Martinique’s reputation as a premier competitive swimming venue. It is in the process of registering for Blue Flag status.

At Marina Martinique we value our fauna and flora as well as our unique marine ecosystem. We promote the protection and conservation of our ecosystem through awareness programs and education activities. Conservation of our plant, marine and wildlife resources are governed by an Environmental Policy.

The challenges of managing and running an estate of this size and complexity are many, but thanks to the commitment and hard work of a Board of Directors, a dedicated Estate Manager, supported by skilled and devoted staff, the marina continues to develop and improve.


Imagine waking up each morning and having to decide if your mood is likely to steer you to a dip in the canal, a little sailing or kayaking, perhaps an hour or two of fly fishing after breakfast, followed by a leisurely stroll along more than a kilometre of sandy beach before lunching al fresco on your deck overlooking the tranquil waters of the marina.

A slow cruise along the canals might precede a spot of bird watching or a stroll through the nature reserve, as the afternoon lazily stretches its shadows towards a copper sunset. There is the prospect of cocktails with friends who have had the same choices to make.

At Marina Martinique, time stands still, adventure abounds and life shapes up how you want it to be!

All this and more is possible at Marina Martinique, not only because there are so many leisure activities from which to choose, but because the superb all year-round climate is conducive to spending so much time outdoors – living proof that life can be beautiful!

We are proud members of the Association of Residential Communities 

The Association of Residential Communities (ARC) was established in 2008 to proactively support the volunteers/members of Homeowners Associations (HOAs) and Bodies Corporate, and their management teams in the achievement of their vision which is to establish, maintain and enhance the value of the properties as well as the lifestyles of their residents.


Marina Martinique is to be found in a temperate climate zone with sunny days most of the year, making it the perfect destination for holidays or retirement. Rainfall is scattered throughout the year, but is rarely excessive or prolonged. The climate is generally warm at around 24˚C and it is seldom uncomfortably hot or very cold.


Marina Martinique is situated on the coastal plain between Jeffreys Bay and Aston Bay in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The city of Port Elizabeth is 70km to the east, where the nearest major airport is to be found. The N2 links Port Elizabeth to Jeffreys Bay before continuing to travel west to Knysna, 200km away.

Johannesburg is 1150km to the north. Cape Town is 700km to the west.


Visitors to the Jeffreys Bay Area have the opportunity of experiencing the Marina lifestyle by making use of the excellent bed & breakfast, guest houses and self catering accomodation options available on the Marina.

Once you have experienced a cruise on the 5 km of channels at the Marina or an hour or two of fly fishing after breakfast, perhaps followed by a leisurely stroll along the kilometres of sandy beach, you can lunch at one of the two beachfront restaurants Tapas & Walskipper.

There is also the prospect of cocktails at Marina Nina’s with friends on the Blue Flag beach while the kids are enjoying the paddleboats and any of the other kids activities

At Marina Martinique, time stands still, adventure abounds and life shapes up how you want it to be!

Strive with us towards sustainable living. Take part in our conservation and close-to-earth projects:

  •  Recyclables are collected on Wednesdays
  • We experience nature by catch and release giving nature a chance too 
  • We admire our wildlife while only leaving footprints behind.
  • We have a dedicated supplementary feeding programme in Arthur Fennel Park. Please assist us by NOT
    feeding antelope or birds.



Jeffreys Bay is acknowledged as one of the top 10 surf spots in the world and is host to the “Corona Open” annual event. Golfers have a selection of courses nearby and there are both tennis and bowling  activities. For the more adventurous, scuba diving is available, as well as dune boarding and deep-sea fishing. The Jeffreys Bay Shell Museum houses an impressive and beautiful collection of local shells gathered on the beaches of Jeffreys Bay, as well as shells from other countries. Visitors are welcome to collect specimens which are varied and plentiful.


Check these exciting activities in Jeffreys Bay to suit every possible taste:

  • Horse trails and horse riding,
  • Deep sea fishing trips,
  • Game tours,
  • Skate park,
  • Dune boarding,
  • River rafting,
  • Hiking and walkiing trails,
  • Surfing,
  • Fishing (see Tidal Charts),
  • Scuba diving – Depths vary from 10 –50 metres, Speciality dives such as wreck, deep and night dives are offered, Sea temperature varies from 14ºC – 23ºC