Kini Bay is situated west of Port Elizabeth and is part of Port Elizabeth's "Wildside". The Wildside refers to the coastline outside Algoa Bay stretching to the west. Most of it consist of rocky shoreline although there are sections of magnificent sandy beaches in between at Sardinia Bay and Maitlands. Kini Bay is a small "village" (actually a suburb of Port Elizabeth) just before you get to Seaview. It is said that the name originates from the fact that in the mid(ish) 20th century a lot of young ladies who went to the beach there wore bikinis and that it was referred to as the bikini beach. This has evolved to Kini Bay. Maybe the reason for the shorter (smaller) version of the name has something to do with the fact that bikinis are so much smaller today than they were in those days.