Fish Hoek Beach

  • Fish Hoek Beach - South Africa
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  • Fish Hoek Beach - South Africa
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Offering a wide, flat expanse of white sand running for 1.5 kilometres in length, Fish Hoek Beach lies in the town of the same name on False Bay on the Cape Peninsula a short drive away from Cape Town. Facing east into the bay, its waters are much warmer that other beaches on the peninsula, with temperatures of 24°C not uncommon from December to March.

During these months, visitors will find lifeguards and shark spotters on duty, with bodyboarding, windsurfing and kayaking all common leisure activities as a result. Protected from the strongest currents, trek fishing and angling are also popular here, which may explain the beaches name - “Fish Corner”.

The southern end of Fish Hoek Beach is the most developed, and this is where visitors will find children’s play areas, picnic spots, and restaurants. The northern end of the beach is much less developed, and largely used by fishermen to clean and mend their equipment.

From June to November, southern right whales can be spotted from the beach, with the best views to be had from Jager Walk as it winds through the natural coastal rocks.

Dogs are welcome on Fish Hoek Beach.

Nearest town/city

Cape Town


Dogs allowed

Lifeguard service



  • Surfing
  • Kite surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Restroom/toilets


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