Cape Towns Best Beaches

01 December 2023
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Cape Town is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It’s not surprising, considering this is where two oceans meet. The cold Atlantic and the warm Indian Ocean are divided by a 1000m high peninsula, resulting in two different coastlines, with varying styles of beaches.

Whether you’re a surfer or sunbather, there’s a beach with your name on it. Here are our best beaches in Cape Town to get your sun, sand and sea fix.

Best for people-watching: Clifton

Want to see and be seen? Head to trendy Clifton. With four beaches to choose from (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th beach),  turquoise waters and dramatic grey boulders, Clifton is Cape Town’s premier beach hangout spot, packed with beautiful people in the summer.

Best for windsurfing: Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach - Cape Town

Sunset Beach is the third best windsurfing spot in the world, attracting boarders from far and wide to catch height on its phenomenal swell. With a postcard-perfect backdrop of Table Mountain, it’s also one of the best spots to catch the sunset in Cape Town.  

Best for surfers: Long Beach

Considered the epicentre of high-performance surfing on the Cape Peninsula, Kommetjie’s wide range of beach-breaks, points and reefs provide the ideal conditions for surfers of all ages and abilities.  

Best for beach hangs followed by cocktails: Camps Bay

Camps Bay - Cape Town Beaches

Just up the road from Clifton, fashionable Camps Bay is a long, palm-fringed sandy beach. Its promenade is lined with trendy restaurants, cafes and cocktail bars, and is the perfect spot for sundowners after a sun-kissed day on the beach.

Best for Instagram: Llandudno

Famous for its sunsets and granite boulders, Llandudno is one of the most photogenic beaches in Cape Town. It’s situated in an exclusive neighbourhood with only one access road, making it a good spot if you want to avoid the beach-going crowds of summer.

Best for families: Muizenberg

Muizenberg - Cape Town

Family-friendly Muizenberg is as famous for the colourful beach huts that make their way onto postcards of Cape Town as it is for being one of the best learn to surf destinations in the Cape. It’s a long, sandy beach which boasts facilities such as putt-putt courses and water slides.  

Best for swimming: Boulders Beach

While Boulders beach is famous for its resident population of African Penguins, this sheltered cove is also considered one of the best swimming beaches in Cape Town. Lying just past Simons Town, you need to pay to enter the swimming beach, which is protected from the wind by giant granite boulders.

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