Seaforth Beach

Seaforth Beach - South Africa
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Though narrow, at 600 metres long Seaforth Beach in the Simons Town suburb of Cape Town has one spectacular surprise for the unprepared – penguins. Best witnessed in the early morning just after sunrise and in the early evening at sunset, African penguins waddle happily along the sands of Seaforth Beach from their better-known colony at nearby Boulders Beach.

However, that’s not the only reason to visit Seaforth Beach if exploring the Western Cape in and around Cape Town. It is a good beach for children to swim at, particularly because of the presence of a tidal pool, though there are no lifeguards on duty watching the waves.

Largely protected from prevailing winds, Seaforth Beach is backed by grassy slopes with some natural shade, while there’s a good amount of parking, a handful of souvenir stalls, and a restaurant on site too.

Nearest town/city

Cape Town

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