Sandy Bay Beach, tucked in the valley of the Twelve Apostles Mountain range, is a popular destination for naughty people and ecologists. This is South Africa’s sole nudist beach, and it’s located just south of Llandudno, hidden from view by the sand dunes of Hout Bay. Although the deep blue Atlantic Ocean is beautiful to look at, it is notoriously cold, thus dips are often ankle-deep and not for the haughty. Large swells can occasionally produce splashy beach breaks with a little beach for sunning and bulbous boulders for viewing the wave show. On a windless day, however, relaxing on these glistening white beaches while taking in the stunning mountain and ocean views is an experience that is truly priceless.
A long stretch of beaches naturally separated by granite slabs makes up the remote cove of Sandy Bay Beach; the far side of the beach is a well-liked homosexual area. This Cape Town beach’s location gives it an au natural Shangri-La reputation, but getting there requires a 20-minute walk along a path from the tiny Llandudno parking lot. Always a struggle to get parking, so arrive early or travel further. Because of its isolation, it is a target for crime; thus, visits during busy times and sticks with a group. There are no restrooms, so pack all of your refreshments in a cooler bag and limit how much you consume.