The white sandy beaches of Cape Town are one of the city’s greatest tourist attractions. The combination of long sunny days and a laid back Capetonian atmosphere makes for a truly relaxing experience. Here’s a brief look at some of the most popular beaches and what they have to offer.
This vibrant beach is best known for attracting topless beach-goers and is surrounded by some of Cape Town’s most expensive properties. Clifton’s beaches are naturally divided into four sections by large granite outcrops, simply named first, second third and fourth beach. First beach is where most of the activities happen like surfing and volleyball. Many-a-time you will find also find a yacht anchored close to first beach as this is a popular location for party boats. Second and third beach are very popular hangouts among the gay crowd. Lastly fourth beach is known as the family beach, the perfect place to relax.
The trendy and fashionable Camps Bay is known is known as one of the top beaches in Cape Town and well-known attraction for those with a more festive spirit. You can spend the day relaxing on the soft sand beaches and after watching the amazing sunset you can walk right across Victoria Street into some of the best clubs, pubs and restaurants in Cape Town. Be warned though, this is a very posh area so food and drinks are considerably more expensive than the most of Cape Town.
Blouberg beach is famous for one of the most iconic views of Table Mountain and is home to the Blue Peter Hotel, which is popular for its vibrant and laid back beachside restaurant that is well-known among many as the best place to enjoy a sundowner in Cape Town. You also have a stunning view of Robben Island from the beach. For all the adrenaline junkies it is important to note that Blouberg’s waters is among the most popular kite surfing spots in the world. This long stretch of soft and sandy beach makes for the perfect walk and in summer time there are many stalls selling anything from ice cream to African wooden sculptures.