Most popular beaches

Clifton Beach #4

Clifton Beach #4

Cape Town - Public beach

National Geographic collectively dubbed the four white-sand Clifton Beaches the second most beautiful beach in the world. The most popular section is #4, the...
  • Mostly hetero
Clifton Beach #3 (Gay Beach)

Clifton Beach #3 (Gay Beach)

Cape Town - Public beach

All four Clifton beaches, separated by protective giant boulders, offer sheltered sunbathing on soft white sand, but #3 is predominately gay. It's a good spot to...
  • For Men
  • Various
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach

Cape Town - Public beach

Famous for penguin watching, Boulders Beach on the Indian Ocean is good for family fun, safe swimming and snorkeling. It is just beyond the Simon's Town naval...
  • Mostly hetero
  • Sports
  • Eco Tourism
Llandudno Beach

Llandudno Beach

Cape Town - Public beach

A local favorite for beach picnics, surfing and body boarding, Llandudno is about 12 miles (20 km) south of the city. A bit off the beaten track, it is accessible...
  • Mostly hetero
  • 1
Graaff's Pool

Graaff's Pool

Cape Town - Beach

Graaff's Pool - a rock tidal pool - once was where men traditionally swam and sunned in the nude on concrete steps between Marais and Oliver Roads. Local...
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
Muisenberg

Muisenberg

Cape Town - Public beach

The beach at Muizenberg is where surfing began in South Africa. About 12 miles (nearly 20 km) of beach stretches from the Cape Peninsula eastward around False...
  • Mostly hetero
  • Water fun
  • Sports
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
Sandy Bay

Sandy Bay

Cape Town - Nude beach

Sandy Bay is a clothing optional beach on the Atlantic Ocean about a half hour south of the city. A good cruising spot, it offers some sheltering rocky outcrops,...
  • For Men
  • Other
  • 1
Camps Bay

Camps Bay

Cape Town - Public beach

The Blue Flag beach at Camps Bay is a palm-fringed stretch of platinum sand and sexy thongs where the rich and famous come to sun. Overlooked by millionaires'...
  • Mostly hetero
  • Sports
  • Food & drink
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
Dungeons Beach

Dungeons Beach

Cape Town - Beach

Dungeons Beach, which can be reached only by a 15-minute boat ride, is a destination for extreme surfers. Its shallow open reefs in shark-infested waters are home...
  • Mostly hetero
  • Water sport & adventure

South Africa

South Africa travel guide

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