Cape Town sits at the most south western tip of the African continent and has an abundance of beautiful beaches to pick and choose from. If the wind is blowing on one side of the mountain a quick drive to the other side of the mountain will usually deliver a picture perfect beach.
- If you are looking for a little peace of mind there are 7 blue flag beaches located in Cape Town: Clifton 4th beach, Camps Bay, Llandudno, FishHoek, Muizenberg beach, Strandfontein beach and Monwabisi beach.
- Beaches such as Muizenberg offer a great family friendly day in the sand with plenty of shops and surf schools on hand. Whilst a trip to Llandudno offers peace and tranquility with no shops or surf schools, just the ocean and sand.
- A little bit of planning ahead and beach volley ball, surf lessons, walking tours and hiking can be arranged all within a stones throw of some of the Capes best beaches.
Cape Town has a mixture of quiet stunning desolate beaches and busy bustling family friendly sandy beaches. Weekends will obviously be busier but going slightly earlier in the day will ensure you get your slice of African sun and a beautiful day at the beach.
A highly recommended beach to visit would be Muizenberg beach – very family friendly, a great beach to either learn to surf or to longboard at. The waters are relatively warm, the waves are gentle and there are plenty of ice cream shops, surf schools, shower facilities and restaurants to pick. A great family experience.
Where Are The Best Beaches in Cape Town?
- Muizenberg beach – Possibly Cape Towns most famous beach due to the coloured beach huts / bathing boxes. The soft sands stretch for over 500 meters, the ocean has a gentle slope and is very family friendly. Along surfers corner there are many restaurants, ice cream shops and surf shops all making this the Capes best family beach.
- Camps Bay– One of the prettiest beaches in Cape Town – a stunning back drop of the 12 Apostles, a beach lined with palm trees and warm soft white sand. Only one small problem is the water tends to be icy cold and there is normally big a biggish swell which detracts from it’s family friendly beach image.
- Llandudno Beach – Is a typical sleepy beachside town in Cape Town, soft white sands ,stunning mountain backdrops, enclosed by large granite boulders and cold with often treacherous waves! During the summer months life guards patrol the beach for peace of mind.
- Clifton Beaches – The suburb of Clifton is regarded as a very affluent part of the city due to the stunning homes nestled into the mountain side over looking the Atlantic ocean. The 4 Clifton beaches, which all offer shelter from the summer SE winds, are often busy with locals and tourists enjoying the cool waters where good surf and soft sands ensure a great time.