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 way to the resort town of Strand. Its bay location makes it a relatively protected beach to swim or surf from, although fishing is basically prohibited due to the no take policy of the area.
Within close proximity to a range of facilities including shops, cafes, and restaurants, the beach is also close to the now-derelict Macassar Beach Pavilion Water Park. Overtaken by the shifting sands since it closed in the 1990s, it has taken on a second life as a destination for tourists and photographers to marvel at the abandoned premises from outside and in.
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