The Beach Guide

Noordhoek (Noordhoekstrand)

Located at the foot of Chapman’s Peak at the base of the Cape Peninsula are the expansive sands of Noordhoek beach. This picturesque stretch of sand runs for eight kilometre (5 mile) between the suburb of Noordhoek towards Kommetjie lighthouse.

Given its wide, open and exposed nature it is often quite breezy at Noordhoek. This makes it a good spot for a range of kite-based activities from kitesurfing and kite-yachting to just flying a kite. The sea here is often quite lively and can be dangerous, however, there are often small pools formed on the beach which are safe to splash around in.

With so much space it is not surprising the beach is popular for a number of activities from beach strolling to more enegetic pursuits like horse riding. Noordhoek is also popular with surfers and is home to several quality breaks; The Hoek (Noordhoek Corner) is probably the best of these but should only be surfed by those who know what they are doing.

Roughly halfway along the length of the beach is the rusted hulk of the steamship Kakapo which floundered here on her maiden voyage from Swansea in Wales to Australia in 1900. While all on board the ship made it to safety attempts to refloat the boat failed.

On a slightly negative note it seems that Noordhoek beach has been blighted by something of a crime wave in recent times with a number of visitors being robbed at knifepoint. It is advised to avoid straying too far if alone and staying in groups is advisable.

Nearest city

Constantia

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Noordhoek Weather Info

Current weather (Mon Feb 24th 00:00)

Clear sky

(Clear sky)
21°C / 70°F

Sea temperature
18.7°C
65.7°F
Wind S
Rain 0.0mm
Sunrise 07:12
Sunset 19:14
Current weather

Week weather forecast

Mon 24th
Clear sky 30°C / 86°F S

6 mph
9 km/h

Tue 25th
Clear sky 34°C / 93°F WNW

9 mph
15 km/h

Wed 26th
Clear sky 26°C / 79°F S

15 mph
24 km/h

Thu 27th
Fair 23°C / 73°F SSE

27 mph
44 km/h

Fri 28th
Clear sky 27°C / 81°F SE

17 mph
28 km/h

Sat 29th
Partly cloudy 31°C / 88°F S

8 mph
12 km/h

5 Day Noordhoek UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Noordhoek tide times & sea state

  • Mon 24/02 »
    Surf report for Mon 24/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    5:00 11ft 13s  °  ° 32mph
    11:00 10ft 12s  °  ° 26mph
    17:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 30mph
    Tide times
    High 4:00am (1.77m)
    Low 10:08am (0.45m)
    High 4:10pm (1.70m)
    Low 10:13pm (0.40m)
    Daylight
    First light06:03
    Sunrise06:29
    Sunset19:30
    Dark19:55
  • Tue 25/02 »
    Surf report for Tue 25/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    5:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 23mph
    11:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 7mph
    17:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 15mph
    Tide times
    High 4:27am (1.78m)
    Low 10:34am (0.44m)
    High 4:38pm (1.69m)
    Low 10:38pm (0.41m)
    Daylight
    First light06:04
    Sunrise06:30
    Sunset19:29
    Dark19:54
  • Wed 26/02 »
    Surf report for Wed 26/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    5:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 12mph
    11:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 15mph
    17:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 21mph
    Tide times
    High 4:54am (1.77m)
    Low 11:00am (0.45m)
    High 5:05pm (1.66m)
    Low 11:05pm (0.45m)
    Daylight
    First light06:05
    Sunrise06:31
    Sunset19:27
    Dark19:53
  • Thu 27/02 »
    Surf report for Thu 27/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    5:00 11ft 17s  °  ° 26mph
    11:00 12ft 15s  °  ° 30mph
    17:00 12ft 14s  °  ° 34mph
    Tide times
    High 5:21am (1.74m)
    Low 11:28am (0.49m)
    High 5:33pm (1.61m)
    Low 11:31pm (0.50m)
    Daylight
    First light06:06
    Sunrise06:32
    Sunset19:26
    Dark19:52
  • Fri 28/02 »
    Surf report for Fri 28/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    5:00 14ft 9s  °  ° 41mph
    11:00 13ft 10s  °  ° 35mph
    20:00 12ft 10s  °  ° 39mph
    Tide times
    High 5:48am (1.68m)
    Low 11:57am (0.54m)
    High 6:02pm (1.55m)
    Low 11:59pm (0.57m)
    Daylight
    First light06:07
    Sunrise06:32
    Sunset19:25
    Dark19:50
  • Sat 29/02 »
    Surf report for Sat 29/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    8:00 10ft 10s  °  ° 26mph
    14:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 20mph
    20:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 22mph
    Tide times
    High 6:17am (1.62m)
    Low 12:29pm (0.60m)
    High 6:35pm (1.46m)
    Daylight
    First light06:08
    Sunrise06:33
    Sunset19:24
    Dark19:49

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