Leisure Isle, surrounded on all sides by the waters of a tidal estuary, is separated from the mainland by a causeway. A sea wall surrounds the island, and the ebb and flow of the tides in the lagoon and salt marshes add to its unique character and ensure a constantly changing scene.

Along the shores of the Island lie beaches, parks and areas of protected natural vegetation. Leisure Isle is a residential suburb, with narrow roads, little lanes and lovely gardens, but the water is never far away, and the matchless views in all directions contribute to the special ambience of the place and the sense of being at one with nature. The estuary and the Island are home to a rich variety of birds and over 300 species of fynbos.

The lifestyle of the Island has always been true to its name, with something for the young, the old and everyone in between. It is a perfect place to enjoy building sandcastles, swimming, boating, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, kite-boarding and fishing, not to mention walking, jogging, and cycling. Tennis courts, bowling greens and a range of indoor activities add to the choices.

Leisure Isle is regarded by its inhabitants as almost a pedestrian precinct, and a place where children and older folk abound and can wander safely on foot or on their bicycles. This scene is changing, with many heavy-duty vehicles now using the Island's roads, and a growing disregard for the 40 kph speed limit, but hopefully with adequate traffic controls, speed humps, careful driving and fostering an awareness in all motorists and cyclists, Leisure Isle will retain its people-friendly character.

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