East Beach, Muizenberg

East Beach, Muizenberg - South Africa
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Starting its run right next to Muizenberg train station and the amusements at Muizenberg Water Slides, East Beach lies a short distance south of Cape Town at the neck of the Cape Peninsula. Sheltered by the magnificence of False Bay, East Beach is part of a ribbon of light-coloured sand that continues for 20 kilometres around the bay.

The flat, wide beach is good for families looking for a traditional beach escape, but also known as the centre of the South African surf scene, with breaks large enough to keep the experts happy but also small enough to allow safe swimming and beginner surf lessons. Stores around the beachfront hire out wetsuits and boards, as well as the equipment needed for kitesurfing when the wind is strong enough.

False Bay is known for its great white sharks, however a shark spotter system means there are very few incidents reported in any given year.

A good amount of parking makes reaching East Beach easy for anyone looking to arrive privately, rather than rely on the trains.

Nearest town/city

Cape Town


  • Surfing
  • Kite surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant

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