Sunset over beach

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Cape Town’s beach challenge: can you do it?

How many of these incredible beaches can you visit in one holiday?

Sunset over beach

Pixabay -PeterStuartMill

Cape Town has been rated as the most beautiful city in the world many times over, and so it is no surprise that it is home to some of the most incredible beaches – some really well known and some, a bit more of a secret spot. If you are donning your Captonian hat this holiday, see if you can tick off each of these secret, and not-so-secret beaches off your list.

View of Camps Bay

Camps Bay Beach:  voted the number 1 most beautiful beach in South Africa,  if not the world. With its long stretch of perfectly soft white sand, crystal blue albeit freezing water and  iconic views of the 12 Apostles.

Glen Beach is famous for its locally dominated surf beach-break with direct access to the shore, interrupted only by a footpath.

Clifton Beach: Cape Town’s best sunset spot and entirely wind-free retreat when the wind is howling everywhere else on a summers day

Boulder’s Beach, Simon’s Town: Its soft sand and slightly warmer waters are home to a large colony of endangered African penguins.

Muizenberg Beach colourful huts Cape Town

Muizenburg: With its wide, flat beach and its small shore break – it’s a hit with everyone, especially kids . Reputed to be one of the best places in the world to learn how to surf.

Noordhoek Beach is 8 kilometers of the most unspoiled and best-protected beach on the Atlantic Cape coast.

Llududno Beach, Cape Town

Llandudno: One of the most photographed beaches in Cape Town and a favourite for beach activities like volleyball, beach cricket, surfing and family picnics

Bakoven: This secluded and slightly rocky little bay is a great place for catching some sun and relaxing in the summer heat.

Table Mountain view / Blouberg Cape Town

Bikini Beach, Gordon’s Bay: Another of Cape Town’s gems with its flat beaches and warmer waters.
Sunset Beach/Blouberg: Home to long stretches of white sand and one of the most iconic views of  in the world: the majestic Table Mountain

Cape Point Beaches – Diaz Beach & Platboom: The wildest and most untouched perfection nestled in the heart of a one of South Africa’s most beautiful conservation areas

Surfer Kommetjie Cape Town

Long Beach/Kommetjie: South Africa’s version of Surfer’s Paradise. One of the most beautiful backdrops of any surf spot in the world. Image: White Water Magazine (

Scarborough: Offers some of the best fishing and surfing on the peninsular. Body boarding, kite surfing, kayaking and crayfishing, Scarborough’s beach boasts the most amazing sunsets and windswept walks.


Misty Cliffs: When the wind picks up, this spot is Kite boarder central with its incredible views and iconic mist over the cliffs.

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