Top Cape Town Beaches

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  • Glencairn Beach

    Glencairn Beach
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    Glencairn Beach can be found on the western shores of False Bay, in the suburb of Glencairn, which is roughly four kilometres north of Simons Town on the Cape Peninsula.

    Easily reached thanks to a train station and plenty of parking, Glencairn Beach is largely used by locals as a place to exercise and let their dogs run around, however it also sees its fair share… read more »

  • Macassar Beach

    Macassar Beach

    South Africa's Macassar Beach is located on the eastern shores of False Bay. A short distance from Cape Town, the beach occupies the most unspoilt area of the bay, sitting in front of a belt of protected dunes four kilometres long.

    Macassar Beach itself forms just a part of a continuous ribbon of fine sand that stretches right around this side of False Bay all the… read more »

  • Maclear Beach

    Maclear Beach
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    One of Cape Town's quieter and more secluded beaches, Maclear Beach lies close to Cape Point at the tip of the Cape Peninsula.

    Half hidden behind rocky headlands, the beach is a short walk from the car park through native fynbos vegetation, behind the famous Cape Point sign marking the most south-westerly point in Africa.

    While facing west and out into the Atlantic means the waters off… read more »

  • Milnerton Beach

    Milnerton Beach
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    You can find Milnerton Beach around 11 kilometres or 20 minutes from the centre of Cape Town in the area known as Blaauwberg. While drawing visitors from right across the region as a result of its fantastic views of Table Mountain, its delightful white sands actually remain something of an open secret.

    Patrolled by lifeguards during the peak December season, the waters here are a little… read more »