Adventure & Relaxation:
Best Beaches in Cape Town

White sand beaches, whether you’re a surfer, a horse rider, a kite surfer or just someone who loves a lazy day in the sun, cape town has it all

You’ve arrived in Cape Town and have settled into your beautiful holiday home – and now the beach is calling your name. You are in luck – the Mother City is blessed with an extraordinary amount of the most gorgeous white sand beaches, dotted along its Atlantic and Indian Ocean coastlines, from Camps Bay to Boulders Beach and beyond. And there’s plenty of variety – whether you are heading to the beach with your family, are an avid surfer or kite surfer, a penguin lover, or simply someone who loves a soul-warming day in the South African sun, Cape Town has it all.

What are the best - all-time favourite beaches in Cape Town?

Cape Town is blessed with a sheer endless choice of sun-drenched beaches, beautiful stretches of powdery white sand that captivate visitors and locals alike. Read on to discover all-time favourites for locals and tourists alike. Just don’t expect tropical sea temperatures: while the water along the Indian Ocean side is considered to be ‘warmer’, the Atlantic is icy even on the hottest of days – making for a healthy, and highly refreshing swim.

Best beaches in Cape Town for families

Cape Town’s natural beaches are usually wild and wonderful, turning them into a magical wonderland for little explorers. Here, we round up our favourite sandy (and safe) destinations, all of which have something to offer for both young and old(er).

Best beaches in Cape Town for surfing

Cape Town is a surfer’s paradise, offering great surfing conditions – practically year-round, especially in winter. Whether you are a novice, a pro, or somewhere in between, you’ll find a point break, beach break or reef break to suit. Just don’t forget your wetsuit (or rent one).