The more stylish crowd congregates on the beaches along the Atlantic coast to see and be seen. The Atlantic Seaboard sometimes referred to as the “Riviera” of Cape Town, extends from the V&A Waterfront on the north shore of Table Mountain all the way up to Hout Bay and is connected by one of the most beautiful, scenic drives along Victoria Road.
There isn’t much beach at Mouille Point, Sea Point, or Three Anchor Bay; instead, they are more oceanfront than the beach. However, many sea kayakers launch from the narrow beach at Three Anchor Bay and the little tidal pool at Saunders Rock at Sea Point. People come here for the promenade. Joggers, walkers, dog walkers, and families frequently use this walkway because it is so close to the sea.
You’re here to be seen and to share space with the newest designer outfits and sunglasses, and Clifton Beach is a very popular hangout for locals and foreign jet setters. First, Second, Third, and Fourth Beach are among the four blue flag-certified beaches in Clifton, which also have white sands and turquoise water. These beaches are the best in Cape Town; they are separated by granite rocks and teem with attractive people in the summer.
A short distance from Clifton, Camps Bay Beach is a beautiful, sandy beach with palm trees and a fantastic promenade dotted with hip cafés, restaurants, and cocktail bars. Here, the stylish crowd of Cape Town mingles with tourists in front of one of the city’s most breathtaking backdrops: Lion’s Head and the 12 Apostles. In warmer weather, Camps Bay’s beach is a beach paradise and a particularly popular place for sundowners.
From Camps Bay, you may take a short stroll to Maiden’s Cove, which is a popular family beach right in front of the Glen Country Club, and Glen Beach, a little beach located in a charming neighbourhood and perfect for surfing. Bakoven Beach is mentioned for its natural beauty, which includes large boulders, white sands, and a stunning environment. However, it is not very large and is actively guarded by territorial locals.
One of Cape Town’s most picturesque and scenic beaches in Llandudno, which is located in a posh neighbourhood. Since the currents are strong but ideal for surfers and the sunsets here are legendary, if you’re not a strong swimmer settle with a dip. Although finding parking might be a hassle, this does keep the area from becoming overly crowded.
Sandy Bay is surrounded by sand dunes and well shielded from the wind; it is a short walk or scrambles through some stones from Llandudno. It is Cape Town’s nudist beach, and perhaps because of the walk, it is less crowded than other beaches. However, you can avoid the throng here and visit the beach without having to strip it off.
A protected harbour bay with beautiful mountain surroundings and views of the distant Holland Hottentots Mountains, Hout Bay Beach is an excellent place for hikes and horseback riding. The Chapman’s Peak side of the beach is ideal for swimming and tanning due to the calmer surf. Fish and chips are the order of the day, and taking a trip along the pier to see the fishing boats is fun, especially if you can sight the occasional Cape Fur seal or whale while they are in season.