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.
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Noordhoek Weather Info
Current weather (Mon Feb 24th 00:00)
21°C / 70°F
Week weather forecast
Mon 24th30°C / 86°F
Tue 25th34°C / 93°F
Wed 26th26°C / 79°F
Thu 27th23°C / 73°F
Fri 28th27°C / 81°F
Sat 29th31°C / 88°F
5 Day Noordhoek UV Index
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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 light 06:03 Sunrise 06:29 Sunset 19:30 Dark 19:55
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 light 06:04 Sunrise 06:30 Sunset 19:29 Dark 19:54
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 light 06:05 Sunrise 06:31 Sunset 19:27 Dark 19:53
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 light 06:06 Sunrise 06:32 Sunset 19:26 Dark 19:52
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 light 06:07 Sunrise 06:32 Sunset 19:25 Dark 19:50
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 light 06:08 Sunrise 06:33 Sunset 19:24 Dark 19:49