Glen Beach

Glen Beach - South Africa
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Cape Town’s Glen Beach is made up of white sand and clean waters beloved of surfers looking to test out their skill on the beach breaks. Lying on the Atlantic coastline of the city, it sits beneath the expensive low-rise homes of the Camp’s Bay area, backed by the Lion’s Head and Twelve Apostles mountains.

Glen Beach is divided from the more famous Camps Bay Beach by a rocky outcrop that is gradually covered in sand during the summer months to create a single stretch of sand, though Glen Beach generally remains less crowded than its neighbour.

Relatively small in stature, a good range of bars and restaurants lie within walking distance on Victoria Road. While a favourite with surfers, Glen Beach is not known as a swimming beach, largely because of the sand banks that develop beneath the incoming waves.

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