Beaches

Oceans Echo is a 2-minute walk from Fish Hoek Beach – one of Cape Town’s most beautiful swimming beaches.

Muizenberg Beach is 5km Oceans Echo and is not only great for swimming but is also a surfing hot-spot for beginners, experienced surfers and everything in between. Here you’ll find several Surf Schools.

St James Beach and Danger Beach lie between Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. St James Beach has a popular tidal pool and you’ll undoubtedly recognize the iconic multi-colored 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 scenic and good for swimming when the wind direction is favourable.  Well known for scuba diving, it overlooks the Naval Base.

Seaforth Beach has a big grassy bank which is perfect to sunbathe or picnic on. 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.

Water’s Edge Beach is located between Seaforth and Boulders Beach (take Miller Road) and remains a largely undiscovered gem with pristine rock pools. When Boulders Beach becomes narrow and overcrowded 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 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.