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

Thu 23/01 »

Surf report for Thu 23/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 24mph
11:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
17:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 24mph
Tide times
High 2:35am (1.62m)
Low 8:41am (0.56m)
High 2:44pm (1.67m)
Low 9:02pm (0.43m)
Daylight
First light05:30
Sunrise05:58
Sunset19:57
Dark20:25

Fri 24/01 »

Surf report for Fri 24/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
11:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 5mph
17:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 3:13am (1.68m)
Low 9:20am (0.52m)
High 3:21pm (1.69m)
Low 9:35pm (0.41m)
Daylight
First light05:31
Sunrise05:59
Sunset19:57
Dark20:25

Sat 25/01 »

Surf report for Sat 25/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
11:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
17:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 3:48am (1.72m)
Low 9:54am (0.51m)
High 3:56pm (1.69m)
Low 10:05pm (0.41m)
Daylight
First light05:32
Sunrise06:00
Sunset19:56
Dark20:24

Sun 26/01 »

Surf report for Sun 26/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 20mph
11:00 9ft 9s  °  ° 19mph
17:00 10ft 9s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 4:21am (1.74m)
Low 10:27am (0.50m)
High 4:28pm (1.67m)
Low 10:34pm (0.42m)
Daylight
First light05:33
Sunrise06:01
Sunset19:56
Dark20:23

Mon 27/01 »

Surf report for Mon 27/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 11ft 11s  °  ° 12mph
11:00 11ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
17:00 10ft 11s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 4:52am (1.74m)
Low 10:58am (0.52m)
High 5:00pm (1.64m)
Low 11:03pm (0.45m)
Daylight
First light05:35
Sunrise06:02
Sunset19:55
Dark20:23

Tue 28/01 »

Surf report for Tue 28/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 9ft 11s  °  ° 18mph
11:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
17:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 5:24am (1.71m)
Low 11:29am (0.55m)
High 5:31pm (1.59m)
Low 11:33pm (0.49m)
Daylight
First light05:36
Sunrise06:03
Sunset19:55
Dark20:22

Today's weather

Clear sky

18 °C
(64 °F)

Moderate breeze, 25.2 km/h from SE

Sea temperature

17.7°C / 63.9°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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