Once again, Cape Town leads the country with the highest number of Blue Flag beaches. Eight beaches have recently been awarded this coveted status for the next summer season and the beauty of it is they are scattered throughout and just outside the Cape Peninsula so there’s one near you, wherever you are. Some are small and private, some are long stretches of pure white sand, some are rocky – whatever your preference, you’ll be happy!
Bikini Beach – the prize of Gordon’s Bay on False Bay. Small and private, with the most amazing sunsets.
Mnandi Beach – warm waters of False Bay, close to a lovely nature reserve and frequented by whales during the whale season.
Strandfontein Beach – home to the largest tidal pool in the southern hemisphere, picnic and braai area, masses of parking.
Muizenberg Beach – surfers’ paradise, ideal for swimming, easily accessible with a train station almost on the beach and the loveliest bathing huts.
Llandudno Beach – beautiful little beach in the exclusive suburb of Llandudno, an ideal location for sundowners. A stone’s throw from the Cape’s only nudist beach, Sandy Bay.
Camps Bay – On the ‘beautiful people’ strip near fabulous restaurants and bars, lovely tidal pool, grassed area, sundowners an absolute must.
Clifton 4th Beach – one of South Africa’s most well-known beaches, almost always sheltered from the wind, sun-bathers paradise.
Silwerstroomstrand – on the West Coast just outside Cape Town, cold water but a tidal pool provides warmer swimming, fabulous walks on the nearby dunes, picnic area.