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Clifton has a series of four beautiful beaches, separated by rocky outcrops. Although linked, each beach has its own character and atmosphere. Fourth Beach is largely considered to be the most fashionable beach in Cape Town and is often packed with beautiful bronzed bodies. The others are far more casual and usually less crowded. Each is sheltered from the south-easterly wind, unlike the nearby Camps Bay Beach, which makes them a popular hangout for lazy sun-worshippers. Swimming tends to be limited to quick cooling dips since the icy temperature of the Atlantic is enough to take your breath away.
Camps Bay Beach is a broad stretch of palm tree-lined white sand bordering the bracing waters of the Atlantic ocean. Set at the foot of a spectacular series of mountain peaks, the Twelve Apostles, yet only 10 minutes from the city center by car, it is one of Cape Town's most popular beaches. It is not a sheltered beach, so if the wind is blowing it is advisable to head for Clifton, another breath-taking and more secluded beach just around the corner. The beachside road has a festive atmosphere with a good variety of cafes and restaurants offering great sea views.
Llandudno is a part of the suburbs Cape Town in Africa. The area was named after a Welsh Township, which it very closely resembles. Its location by the lovely beaches along the Atlantic Ocean makes it a prime real estate area. The water itself is popular with surfers: the rough seas create quite an adventurous challenge. The blue seas are a sharp contrast to the dramatic mountain peaks and the grey granite constructions: a picturesque scenery.
Sandy Bay lines the Atlantic Ocean at the outskirts of Cape Town in South Africa, along the route to Cape Point. It is located quite close to the suburbs of Llandudno. It is quite popular due to the fact that it is a nudist beach. The sands are a pristine white and the waters aquamarine. The peaks of the Twelve Apostles rise up from the edge of the beach. Sharp eyed visitors can often spot shadowy patches in the ocean that indicate ancient shipwrecks. The crashing waves makes this beach a great place for water sports such as surfing.
Noordhoek is a long, broad beach stretching eight kilometers up the Atlantic coast. About 25 minutes from the City Center by car, the beautiful beach is often nearly deserted. The surrounding hills are covered with indigenous vegetation, and there are no beachfront development. The beach is an ideal place for long, invigorating walks or for those seeking some solitude. This is also a great venue for a memorable horse ride. Horses can be hired from the nearby stables, which also organize sunset and champagne breakfast rides. The Red Herring Pub and Restaurant, a few minutes walk from the beach, serves delicious pizzas. These are best enjoyed sitting outside on their large wooden balcony overlooking the sea.
This is a long stretch of gently sloping, white sand beach bordering the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Muizenberg provides safe swimming and the moderately sized waves makes it a popular hangout for body-boarders and novice surfers. This is the ideal choice for families with young children since it has all the facilities that make for a great day at the beach. Behind the beach side pavilion is a seawater pool, putt-putt course and long curvy Super Tube (water slide). A new complex has been built alongside the pavilion to provide more changing-rooms, showers and safe lock-up facilities. Lining the car park is a collection of mini-vans selling fast food, ice-creams and cold drinks. There are a number of fascinating places to explore in the town of Muizenberg, including the Natale Labia Museum, Rhodes Cottage, the Toy museum and Collectors' Shop and the Masque Theatre.
Long Beach lies along the suburb of Kommetjie in Cape Town, South Africa. It is best known as a surfing spot. The swell is quite strong in deeper waters making it popular with professionals. Quieter than many other Cape Town beaches, this pristine stretch of white sand and vivid blue sea is home to various species of flora and fauna. The white surf as it breaks upon the pristine sands creates the perfect setting for a vacation. As such, there are several hotels and guesthouses in the area, like the beautiful The Last Word Long Beach hotel.
These rocks are named after the rounded boulders which shelter a beautiful swimming beach from the mischievous south-easterly winds. A part of Table Mountain National Park, Boulders Beach gives a unique opportunity to swim with Jackass (African) penguins. You'll find the main penguin colony at Foxy Beach next to the swimming beach where there is an attractive boardwalk. The friendly park staff will be happy to answer any questions. Although these penguins are among the most human-tolerant in the world, they can inflict a severe bite if their space is invaded, or they feel threatened. It is safe to maintain a safe distance of at least a meter between them and yourself. You'll be able to see a variety of other birds at Boulders. These include the African Black Oyster-catcher and the Crowned Cormorant plus numerous species of smaller birds.