You can find Milnerton Beach around 11 kilometres or 20 minutes from the centre of Cape Town in the area known as Blaauwberg. While drawing visitors from right across the region as a result of its fantastic views of Table Mountain, its delightful white sands actually remain something of an open secret.
Patrolled by lifeguards during the peak December season, the waters here are a little chilly compared to other beaches on South Africa’s coast due to the fact the Atlantic’s Benguela current comes ashore here.
That said, the consistent waves and exposed beach break brings a steady stream of surfers to Milnerton Beach too. Largely open and unsheltered, Milnerton Beach gets wind from all compass points and can be a little breezy as a result, to the benefit of kite surfers.
Lined with fashionable cafes and restaurants, Milnerton Beach sits on the small island of Woodbridge, separated from the mainland by a narrow palm-lined lagoon forming from the Diep River. It is also home to a famous lighthouse which is well worth visiting.
- Kite surfing
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