Beaches in Cape Town
Famous for her picture perfect beaches surrounding Table Mountain, Cape Town has always been known as the city embraced by rugged mountains and cliffs where the Indian ocean meets the Atlantic ocean along the wild African shoreline.
Beaches in Cape Town include the famous Camps Bay Atlantic Seaboard, South Atlantic, False Bay, Helderberg and Table Bay/Blaauwberg Beaches which make up Cape Town’s coastline and invite all to bask on their shores from sunrise to sunset. Each cluster of beaches is known for its specific style & character and draws out different types of personalities to either laze in the sun, surf or play games on their favourite Cape Town beaches.
Atlantic Seaboard Beaches
The trendy beaches that make up this section of the coast are the famous Camps Bay, Clifton, Llandudno and Hout Bay beaches. Mouille Point and Sea Point are rocky ocean fronts with promenades whereas Three Anchor Bay has a tiny secret beach and Saunders Rock, a small tidal pool. Three smaller beaches on this stretch also include Glen Beach, Maiden’s Cove, Bakoven Beach and don’t forget the stunning yet nestled away nude beach called Sandy Bay.
Table Bay and Blaauwberg Beaches
With the classic landscape postcard of Table Mountain and Robben Island as a backdrop, this stretch of coast remains popular among water sports enthusiasts such as surfers and kite-surfers. Beaches include Big Bay, Bloubergstrand, Table View’s Dolphin Beach and Milnerton with its well-known lighthouse.
South Atlantic Beaches
Beyond Hout Bay, beaches such as Noordhoek Beach, Long Beach at Kommetjie and Scarborough Beach lie more hidden from tourists and are enjoyed by many locals. Along with other remote beaches like Witsands and Misty Cliffs, this stretch of coastline runs right up to Cape Point which is also the very tip of the Cape Peninsula.
False Bay Beaches
Leaning to the Indian Ocean, False Bay Beaches such as Muizenberg Beach, Fish Hoek Beach and Boulder’s Beach just past Simon’s Town start enjoying warmer and shallower waters. This section is favoured by families as there are also many lifeguards on duty on these outstretched beaches and smaller beaches which also include laid-back St James Beach, which like Kalk Bay, also has a small tidal pool. More beaches along this area include Glencairn Beach, Windmill Beach, Froggy Pond, Smitswinkelbaai and Miller’s Point. The Cape Point Nature Reserve also includes Diaz Beach, Platboom, Olifantsbos and a lovely tidal pool at Buffelsbaai.
The Northern more wild shores of False Bay includes Macassar, Monwabisi, Mnandi and Strandfontein beaches which is also a favourite among fishermen.
Further up the coast toward the Indian Ocean and around 45 minutes’ drive from CBD, Helderberg Beaches also offer warmer waters and long white stretches of sand. The more popular beaches here include Bikini Beach, Kogel Bay, Strand Beach and Gordon’s Bay. Though a little windy at times, this stretch is also a favourite among families over peak season.
All in all Beaches in Cape Town offer anything and everything and calls anyone and everyone to lounge in the sun or leave their delicate footprints on one of their favourite and unforgettable Beaches in Cape Town.