Scarborough

Scarborough beach - South Africa
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Sitting on Cape Town's exposed Atlantic Seaboard, at the base of the long finger-like peninsula which extends to the Cape of Good Hope, is the little beachside village of Scarborough. Despite being only a short drive from the city the beach here feels pretty wild and sits on the edge of the Cape Point Nature Reserve. The large swathe of white sand beach is backed by low dunes and heath through which wooden boardwalks wind. Beyond this the land rapidly rises up towards craggy peaks.

If taking a stroll and soaking up the scenery isn't enough for you there are plenty of rock pools to keep younger explorers occuppied. Being exposed to the open ocean there are often sizeable waves here. Whilst this is great news for surfers it can mean care should be taken if swimming as rip currents can be strong.

Scarborough beach is a great get away spot and even during the height of summer it rarely feels too busy. Much of the rest of the year it is just the surfers, or on windy days, the kitesurfers who frequent the beach.

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Scarborough Weather Info

5 Day Scarborough 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

Scarborough tide times & sea state

Fri 17/01 »

Surf report for Fri 17/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 25mph
11:00 8ft 10s  °  ° 29mph
17:00 10ft 8s  °  ° 31mph
Tide times
Low 2:03am (0.61m)
High 8:28am (1.62m)
Low 3:06pm (0.64m)
High 9:06pm (1.40m)
Daylight
First light05:22
Sunrise05:51
Sunset20:01
Dark20:29

Sat 18/01 »

Surf report for Sat 18/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 11ft 8s  °  ° 35mph
11:00 11ft 8s  °  ° 35mph
17:00 11ft 7s  °  ° 37mph
Tide times
Low 3:15am (0.70m)
High 9:40am (1.56m)
Low 4:27pm (0.66m)
High 10:30pm (1.36m)
Daylight
First light05:23
Sunrise05:51
Sunset20:00
Dark20:29

Sun 19/01 »

Surf report for Sun 19/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 9ft 8s  °  ° 29mph
11:00 10ft 9s  °  ° 27mph
17:00 12ft 9s  °  ° 38mph
Tide times
Low 4:39am (0.74m)
High 11:00am (1.53m)
Low 5:45pm (0.64m)
High 11:54pm (1.39m)
Daylight
First light05:24
Sunrise05:52
Sunset20:00
Dark20:28

Mon 20/01 »

Surf report for Mon 20/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 12ft 9s  °  ° 36mph
11:00 11ft 9s  °  ° 34mph
17:00 11ft 9s  °  ° 38mph
Tide times
Low 5:59am (0.72m)
High 12:13pm (1.56m)
Low 6:50pm (0.59m)
Daylight
First light05:25
Sunrise05:53
Sunset20:00
Dark20:28

Tue 21/01 »

Surf report for Tue 21/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 11ft 10s  °  ° 36mph
11:00 10ft 12s  °  ° 30mph
17:00 10ft 10s  °  ° 32mph
Tide times
High 1:00am (1.47m)
Low 7:04am (0.67m)
High 1:14pm (1.60m)
Low 7:42pm (0.53m)
Daylight
First light05:26
Sunrise05:54
Sunset19:59
Dark20:27

Wed 22/01 »

Surf report for Wed 22/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 10ft 12s  °  ° 29mph
11:00 9ft 14s  °  ° 26mph
17:00 10ft 11s  °  ° 35mph
Tide times
High 1:52am (1.55m)
Low 7:57am (0.61m)
High 2:02pm (1.64m)
Low 8:25pm (0.47m)
Daylight
First light05:27
Sunrise05:55
Sunset19:59
Dark20:27

Today's weather

Clear sky

22 °C
(71 °F)

Strong breeze, 42.1 km/h from SSE

Sea temperature

20.4°C / 68.7°F

Rating

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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