Top Beaches To Visit In Cape Town
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Clifton consists of 4 beaches and is one of the busiest spots in Cape Town when the sun is out. The beach is perfect for those looking to lie in the sun the whole day and work on their tan. Clifton often attracts students, young people, families, and those brave enough to enter the cold Atlantic Ocean. Don’t forget to bring cash to hire umbrellas and chairs for the day, and to buy ice cream and cold drinks from the vendors.
Llandudno is perfect for a golden hour photoshoot or a romantic sunset picnic. The beach is backed by the Twelve Apostles Mountain range, with Lion’s Head spotted in the other direction. The beach is renowned for its white sand and big (mostly climbable) boulders. It attracts families, couples, and young people alike. There is, however, a lack of shops, so remember to pack your own refreshments.
If you are looking for the best location to surf, windsurf, and kitesurf, Blouberg should be your go-to spot! The beach often offers the best wind and waves for these activities, plus some stunning views of Table Mountain and the surrounding city. There are many beach-facing restaurants to visit – we recommend a glass of champagne and sushi at Blowfish Restaurant at Dolphin Beach Hotel.
Boulders Beach is known for its waddle of African Penguins (yes – a group of penguins on land is called a waddle!). The beach, however, is also a good spot for exploring rock pools and swimming in the False Bay water! The area is part of the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area, which means that a conservation fee is charged upon entry. This results in the beach being relatively quiet and peaceful. Boardwalks overlooking the beach have also been installed, which means that the viewing spots, dunes, and vegetation are all wheelchair accessible. This also helps to protect the penguins and their chicks.
Fish Hoek Beach
Fish Hoek is a summertime spot that should not be overlooked! The beach has 600 parking spots and has plenty of space. It is particularly popular with families and a good location for paddleboarding. Beach Road has many restaurants and stores, which are perfect to cool off and refresh.
Melkbosstrand beach offers the perfect stretch of sand that allows for a long walk on the beach to clear the mind. Grab an ice cream from the purple hut along Beach Road and set off down the beach. You’ll encounter many dogs, as well as children playing in the sand. Ultimately, this beach is big enough to provide a peaceful and serene setting, with the waves crashing being the only noise.
Camps Bay beach is another busy spot and a lovely location to get a good tan and a dip in the ocean. There is even a tidal pool, towards the southern end of Camps Bay, near Bakoven beach. What really stands out, however, is the beachfront. Victoria Road offers many beach-facing restaurants, cafes, and cocktail bars. The strip has the best vibe and offers the perfect refuge from the hot sun!
The beach is never far when you are staying at Gardens! And we offer the perfect cosy and safe home to return to after a long day spent on the beach. Please ask our friendly staff for any recommendations, and don’t forget to share and tag us in all your favourite beach pictures!