Cape Town is home to some of the best beaches in the world and most are a haven for families. Sun, sea and sand beckon in Cape Town, where there is a diverse and spectacular selection of beaches dotted along its Atlantic and Indian Ocean coastlines. Each beach has its own distinct personality and some have been awarded the coveted Blue Flag status…
Camp’s Bay Beach
Camp’s Bay Beach is directly along the famous Camp’s Bay strip. Trendy restaurants and ice-cream shops line the strip, making it the ideal location for a family day out in the sun. This is yet another beach in Cape Town that has been awarded Blue Flag status and the ambience here is distinctly Mediterranean.
Muizenberg Beach is arguably the ultimate family-friendly beach in Cape Town. The Indian ocean brings this beach calm, warmer water and the colourful Victorian bathing boxes are a treat for beach seekers. This gorgeous stretch of coastline is an extremely popular surf spot and has been deemed one of the best swimming spots in Cape Town.
St. James Beach
St. James iconic man-made tidal pool makes this location ideal for children to splash around without the worry of crashing waves and strong currents. There is a small beach for sandcastles and rock pools to explore. This beach is less crowded than Muizenberg beach, making it a great getaway from the busy surfer atmosphere.
Boulders Beach is the only place in the world where you can share the beach with endangered African penguins. These endearing birds have become celebrities in Cape Town, and you can watch them frolic in their natural habitat while delighting in the soft white sand and warm waters.
Fish Hoek Beach
Fish Hoek Beach is a popular favorite in Cape Town. This long stretch of beach features calm, warm waters and in season, it isn’t unusual to do some whale watching from here. The length of this beach makes it the ideal spot for some beach games or volleyball.