When it comes to beaches we are spoilt for choice. One of the main attractions is beach life. The  beauty in the Cape is varied and vast! Here are some of ‘My Favourite’ beaches that are naturally wild, socially fun and some secluded. Enjoy!

Cosy Bay secret Beach

Cosy Bay is a gem its a tiny beach, no surf just an enclosed little bay with magnificent boulders in the ocean and all around. It is very secluded, do not go alone. There have been a few incidents. it does get crowed then its safe is you like crowds. Water is still very cold 

Llandudno Beach

One of my favorite beaches. White sand, rocks, caves and recreational activities. Llandudno has a great lifesaving team. Waves can be hectic! Really popular for surfers. The water is ice cold, if you do go in and you not a strong swimmer beware its rough out there. Awesome sunsets for sun downers. You can rent a bed and umbrella. Take drinking water. The view is picture perfect.

Location: Take the coastal road for about 15km from Camps Bay towards Hout Bay. You will come to it.

Noordhoek Beach

This is my favourite beach for walking my dogs. The vast, open wide space is spectacular! Soft white sand but it’s not a swimming beach. Noordhoek is popular with horse riders and surfers. Two popular surf spots are known as The Hoek and Dunes. There is also a ship wreck called the Kakapo, it’s a good walk but don’t go alone. The first time I saw Noordhoek beach, I was amazed how beautiful it is. Mother’s nature at her best! I love this beach.

Location: Chapmans Peak, enter Noordhoek, turn right into Avondrust, then right into beach Rd. Go straight. You have arrived!

Clifton’s Beaches

1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th beaches are all special in their own way. The strongest surf is at 1st beach, 2nd beach is populated by students playing beach volleyball. 3rd beach is known as a venue for gay culture and 4th beach is the largest of the four the most popular for families. Each beach is separated by granite boulders. beautiful white sand, freezing water and natural beauty. Deck chairs and umbrellas are available for rental. Clifton beaches are packed in the summer months, so get there early to get a good spot and of course parking is a pain!

Location: Between Sea Point and Camps Bay. Victoria Road stairs going down to the beaches.

Camps Bay beach

is in one of the most expensive areas in Cape Town and yet it is very chilled. It’s our sunset strip. White sandy beach, lined with palm trees, easy access to the beach, no stairs, sunbeds and umbrellas are available to rent, but not in the greatest condition. It’s an all-day beach, no need to take anything except your towel. You have loads of restaurants on hand to choose from. Surfing and beach activities are fun. Parking is a nightmare.

Location: From Cape Town go over Kloof Nek. Stay on the road all the way down until you come to traffic lights on Victoria Road. Turn right and the beach is on your left.

Bakoven Beach

Very small and cute. There’s only a small section of white sand with rocks and boulders on either side. This little piece of paradise is a great place for sunbathing and relaxing. The Twelve Apostles Mountains are such a dramatic backdrop with the contrast of the Atlantic Ocean in front of you. Very secluded and sheltered, great for sun downers.

Location: Take the direction Hout Bay from Camps Bay, Bakoven Beach is on your right. Look for a walkway down to the beach between the houses.

Diaz Beach

Cape Point Nature Reserve. It’s about an hour’s drive and worth it. You have to pay to get into the reserve. So why not kill two birds with one stone and do this beach when you go to the Point? It’s secluded, peaceful and very beautiful. But! Watch out for the baboons, they are often on the beach. Don’t leave your car doors or windows open. Baboons steal anything and everything.

Location: Follow the M4 to Simon’s Town. When you reach the sign for Cape Point turn into the Reserve Diaz Beach is sign posted

Smitswinkelbaai Beach

Cape Point Nature Reserve. It is a tiny secluded beach, popular for snorkeling, diving and fishing. The water is usually quite calm so you can swim. You need to take food, drink and beach equipment to make your day on the beach fun. This is just one more spectacular beach for you to enjoy which overlooks False Bay.

Location: About 25 minutes from Simon’s Town, and a few kilometres before the Cape Point entrance gate. There is a steep path down to the beach, park your car and walk.

Boulders Beach

Tiny beach just outside Simons’s Town. Well-protected from the wind by the granite boulders. This quaint little beach has calm water for swimming and snorkeling. The African Penguins have chosen the beach as their home and breeding ground. You can be among the Penguins while you enjoy a peaceful day on the beach. You can also view the penguins from a boardwalk that is a designated area. There is cost to enter the beach about R15 for Adults and R5 for SA Scholars and Pensioners. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Location: Drive towards Simon’s Town. Shortly after the town, you turn left into Seaforth Road. There is a parking area at the bottom of the road. Welcome to Boulders beach.

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