The Beaches of Cape Town

The Western Cape has an excellent reputation as it has some of the best beaches in the world. Cape Town has an incredible marine life, a range of diverse settings, and wonderfully maintained beaches that make this coastal stretch a favorite destination for local and international tourists who love beach adventures.

The warm Indian Ocean meets with the cold Atlantic Ocean meets along the Whale Coastline which creates a unique marine ecosystem. The Cape coast is famous due to the great variety of marine animals which are attracted by the right climatic conditions resulting from the mixture of warm and cold currents from the oceans. These waters are home to; great white sharks, penguins, Cape fur seals, southern right whales, among other creatures.

There are many Cape Town beaches which are favorable as well as frequently visited for various reasons. Some of them provide a long stretch of soft sand that is perfect to have long walks along the shore; others are found in fantastic scenery, for example, jagged coves and scenic mountains. Some of the best beaches include;

Pearly beach

The pearly beach is situated in the Walker Bay area in a town known as Pearly. Towards the shore, the beach has rock pools in which fishers catch various crustaceans and fish. After the rock pools, the beach transforms into a long stretch with silver sand which is a perfect area for long walks.

The long walks along this beach are complimented by the best main-land whale watching spots. One can see the southern right whales from the shore, performing various playful and acrobatic movements, for example, tail slapping, ‘sailing’ and lob-tailing, as they raise their tail to allow the wind to transport them. One can enjoy seeing these playful behaviors from the beach as they are a perfect way to have a magnificent long beach walk.

Also, one can experience cape fur seals, great white sharks, and African penguins while in Dyer Island which is very close to this beach, whether on a shark cage diving or chartered boat cruise. It is an exciting sport which involves observing these great white sharks in their natural habitat while in safety of a cage that is attached to the charter boat. The beach is also a short distance from De Kelders, where one sees many magnificent caves aligned on the seashore.

Grotto Beach

Grotto beach is a unique one among the many beaches that are found in Hermanus, and it is the largest as it stretches for many kilometres. Its vast coverage makes it a perfect area for families as it has a spacious location to relax on the sand. There are lots of parking, and also a play park as well as ample beach to accommodate the whole family, including places, to have fun.

The beach is highly maintained and has won many awards for its facilities and cleanliness. Parents can comfortably relax without any worries about their children treading on foreign objects or glass which might cause harm. It is a ‘blue flag’ beach, which means that it is well maintained and serviced to a high standard.

It is located in Hermanus which is a perfect area for a one to enjoy some recreational fun. Incredible whale watching opportunities, fresh seafood, craft markets, hikes, and other exciting activities are available in the vicinity of Grotto Beach and Hermanus.

Penguin at boulders beach

Boulders Beach

Boulders beach gets its named from the massive granite boulders which lie strewn on the entire beach. It is also home to one of only three land-based colonies of the African penguin by the name Jackass Penguin. One can enjoy seeing these cute creatures which are about half a metre tall, as they flounder in the waters or even as they interact with the visitors on the shore.

The beach has wooden pathways that are specifically built to allow visitors to see the penguins while in their natural habitat. With changing tides and warm waters, this beach is ideal for exploring as well as swimming. This idyllic geographical setting demands a lazy afternoon, an excellent book and the crystal clear water lapping at your feet.

False Bay Beach

In contrast to the Atlantic Seaboard beaches, this beach is often more casual than the Clinton and chic Camps and also the ocean currents is much warmer. During the summer season, the beach attracts many local visitors as well as vacationers because the shallow waters stretch far into the surf, thus making swimming activities for all ages pleasurable and safe. Usually, lifeguards are provided, and brightly coloured flags will surround designated swimming areas as an extra precaution.

So, if you are looking for a perfect place to relax, enjoy great pastime activities and plenty of fun, then, Cape Town is the best place for you. For your tour accommodation and requirements, you should not get worried about anything. In Cape Town, there are many hotels, villas, and great apartments for everyone.

So please contact us now and be our highly esteemed guest at an affordable cost and make hitting these glorious beaches in Cape Town your top priority.