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

Sun 15/12 »

Surf report for Sun 15/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 12ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
11:00 11ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
17:00 10ft 13s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 5:56am (1.69m)
Low 12:05pm (0.55m)
High 6:11pm (1.59m)
Daylight
First light05:00
Sunrise05:29
Sunset19:53
Dark20:22

Mon 16/12 »

Surf report for Mon 16/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 9ft 11s  °  ° 19mph
11:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
17:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 12:23am (0.50m)
High 6:48am (1.64m)
Low 1:07pm (0.61m)
High 7:10pm (1.49m)
Daylight
First light05:00
Sunrise05:29
Sunset19:54
Dark20:23

Tue 17/12 »

Surf report for Tue 17/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 12mph
11:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 15mph
17:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Low 1:23am (0.59m)
High 7:50am (1.59m)
Low 2:22pm (0.66m)
High 8:22pm (1.42m)
Daylight
First light05:01
Sunrise05:30
Sunset19:54
Dark20:23

Wed 18/12 »

Surf report for Wed 18/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 10ft 19s  °  ° 19mph
11:00 13ft 18s  °  ° 19mph
17:00 13ft 17s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 2:36am (0.66m)
High 9:03am (1.56m)
Low 3:46pm (0.65m)
High 9:46pm (1.39m)
Daylight
First light05:01
Sunrise05:30
Sunset19:55
Dark20:24

Thu 19/12 »

Surf report for Thu 19/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 14ft 15s  °  ° 16mph
11:00 14ft 15s  °  ° 25mph
17:00 14ft 15s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
Low 3:58am (0.68m)
High 10:21am (1.57m)
Low 5:04pm (0.60m)
High 11:08pm (1.42m)
Daylight
First light05:01
Sunrise05:30
Sunset19:55
Dark20:24

Fri 20/12 »

Surf report for Fri 20/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 14ft 14s  °  ° 14mph
11:00 14ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
17:00 12ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 5:15am (0.66m)
High 11:32am (1.62m)
Low 6:09pm (0.53m)
Daylight
First light05:02
Sunrise05:31
Sunset19:56
Dark20:25

Today's weather

Fair

15 °C
(59 °F)

Gentle breeze, 16.6 km/h from SW

Sea temperature

17°C / 62.6°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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