Cape Town Beaches for Every Kind of Traveller

If you’re looking for a beach holiday in Africa, Cape Town won’t leave you disappointed. Cape Town is blessed with a string of blissful beaches you simply have to sink your toes into. What’s great about Cape Town’s beaches is that each one has its own personality, character and appeal so it’s never a case of you’ve seen one beach, you’ve seen them all. It’s no wonder Cape Town is dubbed one of the top cities to visit when you travel to Africa

Boulders Beach

The Penguin Beach


This small beach is framed by rounded rocks of every size, hence the beach’s name: Boulders. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, if you enjoy watching flightless birds waddling around in tuxedos, then Boulders Beach is where you’re going to want to spend the afternoon. If you’re not relaxing on the crumbled-shell strewn sand then take a walk along the boardwalk on a penguin spotting safari through the path’s tree canopies and thriving vegetation.

Recommended Cape Town beaches near Boulders Beach: Scarborough Beach and Diaz Beach

Camps Bay Beach

The Luxurious Beach

Perched on the lip of the ultra-trendy Camps Bay dining-and-cocktail-sipping strip is Camps Bay Beach. This palm tree lined stretch of coast is dusted with the white glistening sand you’ll read about in the brochures, so it should come as no surprise when I tell you that Camps Bay has earned its Blue Flag status. Sun tan, bang around a volley ball, play spot the celebrity, or just chill under a brolly. Camps Bay has your relaxation covered.

Recommended Cape Town beaches near Camps Bay Beach: Clifton Beach, Llandudno Beach and Sandy Bay Beach

Fish Hoek Beach

The Family Beach

Grab your bucket, spade and the wet wipes because things are about to get as messy as they are fun. After your kids are finished on the jungle gym, playing in the sand and taking a stroll with you along the rock pool flanked boardwalk then head on over to the dinky take-away café and pick up a vanilla-chocolate swirl ice-cream. From this point you’ll need to rustle out those wet wipes in about 7 minutes.

Recommended Cape Town beaches near Fish Hoek Beach: St James Beach, Muizenberg Beach and Long Beach

Blouberg Beach

The View of Table Mountain


Blouberg Beach (also known as Bloubergstrand and Blaauwberg Beach) is where you’re going to want to be if you’ve got your heart set on getting that perfect shot of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain.  Seeing as you’re already there, if you’re into surfing or kite surfing then you’re in for a day of adrenaline – Blouberg Beach is set in the perfect location for enjoying waterports.

Recommended Cape Town beaches near Sandy Bay Beach: Dolphin Beach, Melkbos Beach and Sunset Beach

Sandy Bay Beach

The Nudist Beach

Just around the corner from Llandudno’s pristine stretch of beach is its saucy sister – Sandy Bay Beach. This quiet cove is where you’ll find the relaxed atmosphere of this almost hidden beach where its visitors enjoy their usual dog walking, tanning, soaking up the sun activities, only sans the swimwear. If you plan on heading over to Sandy Bay Beach – don’t forget your sunblock!

Recommended Cape Town beaches near Sandy Bay Beach: Clifton Beach and Llandudno Beach

From the family friendly vibe of Fish Hoek Beach to the chic allure of Camps Bay’s there’s a Cape Town beach out there just waiting to impress you. Which one tickles your fancy?


Guest blog by:

Dalene Ingham-Brown



Dalene Ingham-Brown