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Top Cape Town Beaches: Hout Bay, Camps Bay, Clifton Beach

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The city of Cape Town, South Africa abounds in natural beauty – from mountain tops to vineyards to an incredible shoreline. While there are numerous Cape Town tourist attractions to see, it would be just as easy to spend Cape Town holidays taking daily beach walks, afternoon dips and sunset gazing over the ocean. During our visit to the city, we were staying in Hout Bay – and as we traveled from the Cape Town airport to our apartment, we got our first glimpse at the stunning Cape Town beaches along the dramatic western coastline. 

Cape Town Beaches

The high cliffs, extensive stretches of powder white sand and intense blue water are the common characteristics of the best beaches in Cape Town. The beaches near Cape Town CBD are a must-see when visiting the city. Our list of beaches of Cape Town includes the top beaches – as well as a Cape Town map of beaches and helpful information. 

Clifton Beach, Cape Town

Located closest to Cape Town CBD, Clifton Beach, South Africa often ranks in worldwide Top 10 Beaches Lists – and makes almost every list of Best Beaches in South Africa. The Clifton Bay Cape Town is one of the most affluent neighborhoods and the beach is comprised of 4 beaches – simply numbered 1 through 4. The southernmost Clifton Beach, #4, was awarded the Blue Flag for its high standards and is the most popular of the four. 

 

Camps Bay, Cape Town

The Camps Bay beach, just south of Clifton Beach, is the second most-popular of the Cape Town, South Africa beaches. The Camps Bay Beach in Cape Town faces directly west out to the Atlantic Ocean – which makes it a great sunset beach in Cape Town. The Cape Town mountain – Table Mountain – proudly stands in the background. The Camps Bay Beach South Africa has fine, white sand and the beach is wide and long – perfect for walking! 

The main street that runs parallel to the shore offers several beachfront Cape Town establishments and restaurants with ocean-view seating. Top Tip: The Chinchilla Rooftop Cafe is a top-rated beach bar in Cape Town. 

 

Hout Bay, Cape Town

The Hout Bay Beach is crescent-shaped South Africa beach surrounded by mountains on three sides. The beach, which is popular with local families and residents, marks the beginning of the Chapman’s Peak Drive. With the nearby marina and market, making a trip to the Hout Bay Beach can become a full-day outing. {Read Top Things To Do in Hout Bay}

 

Cape Town Beaches Map

 

 

Where to Stay in Cape Town

During our visit to Cape Town, we stayed in Hout Bay in an Airbnb apartment that was within easy walking distance to the Hout Bay Beach. If you are looking for Cape Town waterfront hotels, there are many to choose from! The Camps Bay Hotel, The Bay Hotel, is a popular choice – but you can start your search for all Cape Town Beach Hotels on Booking.com

 

Start planning your trip to Cape Town! Search for the lowest airfares, the best accommodations and fun things to do…then start packing!  Want more travel planning tips? Head over to our Travel Planning page for more information and tips on traveling – and for country-specific information, take a look at our Travel Guides page!

 

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