Summer is here and time to get out and enjoy the sun and have some fun, fun, fun! There are plenty of things to do and a wealth of beaches to visit within Cape Town. You can choose from catching a wave, to enjoying a romantic sunset cruise, the amount of beach activities are simply endless.
Here are some fabulous beaches to check out:
False Bay – features an assortment of rocky coastal beaches which includes Fish Hoek, Simons Town, Boulders Beach (home to the colony of African Peguins), Glencairn, Muizenberg and so much more.
False Bay also features one of South Africa’s iconic naval bases situated in Simon’s Town. It is a must see for all.
Helderberg Beaches – includes the likes of Strand beach, Gordon’s Bay Beach, Steenbras Gorge and bikini Beach.
South Atlantic – features colder waters due to the cold Benguela Current that influences the flow. These beaches are rocky as well and despite the colder waters, still sees many visitors throughout the year. The South Atlantic consists of Noordhoek Beach, Misty Cliffs, Long Beach, Scarborough Beach and more.
Table Bay – These consist of beaches such as Clifton Beach, Big Bay, Bloubergstrand, Sunset Beach, Small Bay Beach as well as Milnerton Beach. It is popular in holiday seasons and loved by visitors as well as locals alike.
The Table Bay region can become very windy and for some this may not be the first selection of beaches to visit due to the strong winds at times. However, the area is popular with kite surfing due to the winds and thus kite surfing is very common in the area.
Atlantic Seaboard Beaches – These are some of Cape Town’s most popular beaches featuring Clifton Beach, Llandudno Beach, Camps bay Beach, Sandy Bay and Hout Bay. These beaches are popular among trendy travelers and even famous personalities. This region also features Blue Flag Beaches and is simply a must on your next visit to Cape Town.
Every year come holiday season, the Mother City welcomes masses of visitors flocking to enjoy South Africa’s warm sunny days and lush beaches. The Western Cape is also home to many Blue Flag Beaches known for safety, cleanliness and sufficient facilities.
So go on then, pack a picnic basket, towels, hats, sunnies, sunblock and gather the family for a day out at the beach.