Camps Bay

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Camps Bay
Photo: © jborzicchi
Camps Bay beach
Photo: © Nithin bolar k CC BY
Camps Bay from Lion's Head
Photo: © Andrew Massyn
Camps Bay from Table Mountain
Photo: © Hansueli Krapf / CC BY

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Camps Bay is without doubt Cape Town's premiere beach. Located in an upmarket suburb of this South African city, the beach here is as spectacular as it is popular. The palm fringed stretch of white sand that make up Camps Bay sits between the towering Lion's Head and equally imposing Twelve Apostles. This is the Atlantic coast and the ocean here is both beautiful and powerful; sparkling and turquoise often with strong waves. Camps Bay is a great family beach too and has been consistently awarded the coveted Blue Flag award over the years.

People visit Camps Bay as much for the chic beach life as the natural splendour. This is where celebrities come to hang out with the body beautiful - beach volleyball is a staple with the bronzed and buff beach-goers here. If you would prefer to keep your clothes on then there are plenty of trendy cafes and bars along Victoria Road, the main drag that runs behind the beach. Best known of these is the Caprice Bar, ideal if you want to spot rock stars and supermodels.

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Camps Bay Weather Info

5 Day Camps Bay UV Index

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Camps Bay tide times & sea state

Mon 23/09 »

Surf report for Mon 23/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 10ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
11:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
17:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
Low 3:56am (0.74m)
High 10:20am (1.31m)
Low 4:47pm (0.76m)
High 10:59pm (1.36m)
Daylight
First light06:11
Sunrise06:36
Sunset18:42
Dark19:07

Tue 24/09 »

Surf report for Tue 24/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 25mph
11:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 26mph
17:00 9ft 10s  °  ° 28mph
Tide times
Low 5:31am (0.66m)
High 11:50am (1.43m)
Low 6:10pm (0.63m)
Daylight
First light06:09
Sunrise06:34
Sunset18:43
Dark19:08

Wed 25/09 »

Surf report for Wed 25/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 11mph
11:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 4mph
17:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 12:19am (1.48m)
Low 6:37am (0.53m)
High 12:51pm (1.59m)
Low 7:08pm (0.46m)
Daylight
First light06:08
Sunrise06:33
Sunset18:43
Dark19:08

Thu 26/09 »

Surf report for Thu 26/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 8mph
11:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 7mph
17:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 1:16am (1.63m)
Low 7:27am (0.39m)
High 1:39pm (1.76m)
Low 7:56pm (0.31m)
Daylight
First light06:07
Sunrise06:31
Sunset18:44
Dark19:09

Fri 27/09 »

Surf report for Fri 27/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
11:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 7mph
17:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 2:03am (1.76m)
Low 8:12am (0.27m)
High 2:23pm (1.89m)
Low 8:39pm (0.19m)
Daylight
First light06:05
Sunrise06:30
Sunset18:45
Dark19:10

Sat 28/09 »

Surf report for Sat 28/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 24mph
17:00 9ft 7s  °  ° 30mph
Tide times
High 2:46am (1.85m)
Low 8:53am (0.20m)
High 3:04pm (1.98m)
Low 9:20pm (0.13m)
Daylight
First light06:04
Sunrise06:29
Sunset18:46
Dark19:10

Today's weather

Fair

15 °C
(59 °F)

Moderate breeze, 26.6 km/h from SSE

Sea temperature

15.3°C / 59.6°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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