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Beaches

Oceans Echo is a 2 minute walk away from Jager Walk and Fish Hoek Beach, which is one of Cape Town’s safest and most beautiful swimming beaches.

Muizenberg Beach is a 5 minute drive from Oceans Echo and is not only great for swimming, but also a surfing hot-spot. It attracts both novices and veteran surfers and is home to Gary’s Surf School and Roxy Surf School.

St James Beach and Danger Beach lie between Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. We recommend walking the Jager Walk (or the Cat Walk, as the locals refer to it) between St. James and Muizenberg, with a refreshment break at Knead in Muizenberg. St James Beach has a popular tidal pool and is owner to the iconic multi-coloured beach huts that appear on many postcards of Cape Town.

Simon’s Town and surrounds have various beaches. Long Beach (just after the Simon’s Town station) is a good swimming and walking beach, although less protected than the others nearby. Many scuba divers launch from here and it overlooks the Naval Base.

Seaforth Beach has a big grassy bank which forms a great seating area. Here you will find informal vendors selling African curios and a small curio shop close by. Seaforth Restaurant is practically perched over the ocean and is open from breakfast through to dinner. Look out for their all-you-can-eat seafood specials!

Water’s Edge Beach is located between Seaforth and Boulders Beach (take Miller Road) and remains a largely undiscovered gem with untouched rock pools. When Boulders Beach becomes a bit narrow at high tide, go to Water’s Edge, which is wider and protected from the humping South Easter wind.

Boulders Beach is popular and sought-out, so get there early! Positioned on the outskirts of Simons’ Town, it is a small, protected family beach with a private feel. Your entrance fee to the beach goes towards conserving the Jackass Penguin Colony. A leafy walkway connects Boulders Beach with the viewing point for the penguin colony and as there are few places in the world where you will get to see these “butler-birds” up close, it is a must-see.

Glencairn Beach is a long sweep of beach with two tidal pools close by. This beach is popular with families and kite-surfers.

Noordhoek Beach is over 8 km long and one of the most unspoiled and best protected beaches on the Atlantic Cape Coast. Its long, wide, sandy beach is popular for horse riding.

5 Day Weather Forecast for Cape Town

Rain
Tomorrow
08/21 90%
Rain
Showers early, becoming a steady rain later in the day. High 16C. Winds NW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 90%.
High 17° / Low 11°
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
08/22 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High near 15C. Winds WSW at 25 to 40 km/h.
High 15° / Low 11°
Chance of Rain
Wednesday
08/23 60%
Chance of Rain
Increasing clouds with showers arriving sometime in the afternoon. High near 15C. Winds WNW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 60%.
High 15° / Low 10°
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
08/24 10%
Partly Cloudy
Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High 14C. Winds S at 15 to 30 km/h.
High 14° / Low 9°
Partly Cloudy
Friday
08/25 10%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 17C. Winds SSE at 15 to 30 km/h.
High 17° / Low 8°