Shh, you keep your mouth shut.
There’s nothing wrong with peeps sticking to their tried and tested beaches like Camps Bay up top, watching the tourists burn before popping off for a cocktail (HERE), but if you’re after something a little more mellow then perhaps this will be of interest.
There’s ten hidden gems on the list, but we’ll narrow it down to our five favourites:
One of Cape Point’s more famous beaches (though still definitely a secret unlocked by only a select few of the reserve’s numerous daily visitors), Diaz Beach makes for a truly unforgettable experience. Oh, and did we mention that it’s one of Cape Town’s most beautiful beaches, too?
Perhaps the reason Diaz remains largely undisturbed is because of the 20-minute walk from the parking lot down a rather steep set of wooden stairs. But for the stunning views alone, it’s undoubtedly worth it, as Diaz will render you breathless in the best possible way!
The West Coast is a land of flourishing fynbos reserves, peaceful fishing villages and pristine beaches, including this 25km stretch of sandy coastline near the Langebaan Lagoon. The beach is named for the preekstoel (preacher’s pulpit in Afrikaans), a rock formation that juts out of the sand at the point where it touches the water, providing convenient shelter for those frolicking in the shallows below.
Kalk Bay’s tidal pools are a popular attraction, but not all visitors to the sleepy seaside village have discovered Dalebrook Pool, and those that have are reluctant to share it.
The pool is maintained by the City Council, which combined with the natural barracuda effect provided by the waves, produces a particularly clean swimming area.
Off the beaten track, this one is considered something of a local secret in Simon’s Town.
Found at the end of paved pathway – running from the Seaforth Beach parking lot and past the back of Seaforth Restaurant – this beach offers a delightful, secluded bay, stunning views and a largely private day at the beach in one of Cape Town’s most popular seaside locations.
It’s a lesser known alternative to Melkbos and Blouberg, free from the holiday hordes. It also offers some of the best views to be had from any beach in the Cape, with Table Mountain and Robben Island as the backdrop.
Yep, all pretty decent places to get some sand between your toes.
If you’d like to see the rest of Inside Guide’s list pop over HERE.
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