Sandy Bay

Sandy Bay Beach Cape Town
Photo: © Gary Bembridge / CC BY
Sandy Bay nudist beach

One of Cape Town's most inacessible beaches it is not entirely surprising that Sandy Bay is also Cape Town's only recognised naturist beach (although it is still unofficial). The beach is located just around the corner from upmarket Llandudno at the base of the rugged peaks of the Twelve Apostles mountains. 

Like neighbouring Llandudno, Sandy Bay is a pretty stretch of white sand strewn with huge slabs of granite. The numerous rocky outcrops here serve to divide the beach up into a number of little coves and provide and added element of privacy.

Unlike its posh neighbour you could not really say Sandy Bay was a family beach with nothing in way of amenities and something of a seedy reputation. Over the years there have been a few unsavoury incidents at the beach and it is best to avoid some areas of the beach (which should be fairly self-evident).

If skinny dipping isn't your thing (and clothes, or lack thereof, are fully optional) Sandy Bay is still a lovely spot to chill out. There is even a pretty good surf spot here .

As mentioned this isn't the easiest beach to get to - there are two ways. You can clamber over the rocks from the car park at the southern end of Llandudno or take a 20-minute walk from the car park at the northern end of Hout Bay. However, these car parks are on the small side so plan on getting there early if you need a space.

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Sandy Bay Weather Info

5 Day Sandy Bay UV Index

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Sandy Bay tide times & sea state

Sun 16/06 »

Surf report for Sun 16/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 13ft 14s  °  ° 6mph
11:00 12ft 14s  °  ° 4mph
17:00 10ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
High 2:27am (1.73m)
Low 8:48am (0.34m)
High 2:58pm (1.65m)
Low 8:59pm (0.46m)
Daylight
First light07:22
Sunrise07:50
Sunset17:44
Dark18:11

Mon 17/06 »

Surf report for Mon 17/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 12mph
11:00 11ft 14s  °  ° 8mph
17:00 12ft 14s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
High 3:06am (1.72m)
Low 9:24am (0.34m)
High 3:36pm (1.66m)
Low 9:37pm (0.47m)
Daylight
First light07:23
Sunrise07:50
Sunset17:44
Dark18:12

Tue 18/06 »

Surf report for Tue 18/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 10ft 13s  °  ° 8mph
17:00 8ft 14s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
High 3:43am (1.69m)
Low 9:57am (0.36m)
High 4:12pm (1.66m)
Low 10:13pm (0.50m)
Daylight
First light07:23
Sunrise07:51
Sunset17:44
Dark18:12

Wed 19/06 »

Surf report for Wed 19/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
14:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
High 4:19am (1.64m)
Low 10:29am (0.40m)
High 4:48pm (1.63m)
Low 10:49pm (0.54m)
Daylight
First light07:23
Sunrise07:51
Sunset17:44
Dark18:12

Thu 20/06 »

Surf report for Thu 20/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 10ft 13s  °  ° 19mph
20:00 13ft 14s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 4:54am (1.58m)
Low 11:03am (0.45m)
High 5:25pm (1.60m)
Low 11:27pm (0.59m)
Daylight
First light07:23
Sunrise07:51
Sunset17:44
Dark18:12

Fri 21/06 »

Surf report for Fri 21/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 15ft 15s  °  ° 27mph
14:00 20ft 15s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
High 5:30am (1.51m)
Low 11:37am (0.50m)
High 6:03pm (1.55m)
Daylight
First light07:24
Sunrise07:51
Sunset17:44
Dark18:12

Today's weather

Clear sky

13 °C
(55 °F)

Light air, 3.6 km/h from ESE

Sea temperature

14.4°C / 58°F

Rating

Average: 3 (1 vote)

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