Langebaan - Paradise Beach
This aptly named Paradise Beach is found on the eastern shore of the Saldanha Bay in not far north of Cape Town. A long sweeping crescent of white sands and the blue ocean, the immediate backdrop are steep dunes with stunning mountain views beyond. This is a busy resort beach and there are any number of activities available; you can go fishing, sailing, surfing, and more. In fact, you will find places to take lessons if you want to learn how to kitesurf. There are shallow waters nearby at Shark Bay where beginners can learn.
Just to the outh is Langebaan Lagoon, a protected natural wetland where you can catch glimpses of a host of bird life. You might see flamingos, oyster catchers, gulls, and other rare water birds. Langebaan is the beginning of the West Coast National Park, where many animals live, including tortoises, sand sharks, whales, porcupines, and dune moles. It is worth hiking up the nearby mountainside to get the best views over this incredible area.
You will find many restaurants and attractions in the area, so there is fun for the whole family. Whether you want to enjoy this lively beach or go hiking and explore the scenery, you will love this Paradise Beach.
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