If you happen to encounter a local in Cape Town sporting a wetsuit tan, sun-bleached hair, and robust shoulders, just approach them and inquire, “Excuse me, where did you pick up your surfing skills?” I guarantee you, your favorite pair of flip-flops, they’ll respond with enthusiasm, “Dude, Muizenberg Beach, of course!”
Muizenberg Beach stretches for miles, offering endless expanses of pristine white sand and a consistent supply of gentle, beginner-friendly waves. It’s the perfect place for anyone eager to transition from lying down to standing up on a surfboard with grace. On days when the wind kicks in from the side, you can even try your hand at kite-surfing for an exhilarating experience.
The beach’s generous length ensures that sunbathers can find their own secluded spot without accidentally encountering less desirable beachgoers while they flaunt their Lycra-clad beachwear after a long winter. And if you decide that a refreshing dip in the sea is in order to catch the eye of that charming lifeguard, you can relish the warmer waters of the Indian Ocean along this beautiful Cape coast.
Should you find yourself unexpectedly exposed during your final bodysurfing adventure, thanks to an overzealous current that snatched away your bathing suit, fear not. Muizenberg Beach has an array of brightly painted wooden bathing huts where you can discreetly take cover until the sun sets. Meanwhile, the youngsters will be too engrossed in building sandcastles to notice your momentary mishap.