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8 Best beaches in False Bay

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South Africa, Cape Town, Boulders Beach
Boulders Beach is a beach with penguins being the only one in Cape Town, South Africa. The colony arose in 1982 only, but now it has several thousands species. In addition, there are many huge boulders on the beach, thus looking like Seychelles. There are few coastal areas, where it is possible to swim. Penguins usually gather on the main beach, which is closed for tourists. You can only walk along the wooden pathway (admission fee US$10) to the observation deck. However, sometimes occasional penguins may enter free beach area. / read more » /
Rating: 9.1 (31 votes)

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South Africa, Cape Town, Strand beach
Strand is a great city beach in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a safe place in all respects, suitable for families. There are some waves, but these are usually not very strong. The main beach in Strand is sometimes referred as Melkbaai Beach. There is also a dedicated surfer's spot (The Pipe). / read more » /
Rating: 7.7 (7 votes)
South Africa, Cape Town, Fish Hoek beach
Fish Hoek is a beach in the west of False Bay in Cape Town, South Africa. There are dressing rooms, as well as shark net during the high season. At low tide, you will have to walk to depth for a long time, but on the other hand, there are no strong waves. It is possible to meet seals, coming for fish from locals. / read more » /
Rating: 7.7 (1 vote)
South Africa, Cape Town, Muizenberg beach, shower
Muizenberg is a popular beach in Cape Town, notable for its colorful boat huts. This is a well known surfing spot - especially Surfer's Corner. However, it is also possible to swim here, - but more likely to jump on the waves. There are many historical buildings along the coast, as well as shark watch service on the beach. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (3 votes)
South Africa, Cape Town, Gordon's Bay beach
Gordon's Bay is the east end of False Bay in Cape Town, South Africa. There are two beaches with good amenities - the main beach and Bikini Beach. While the landscapes are beautiful, the coastline is rather mediocre and does not worth a visit. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (2 votes)
South Africa, Cape Town, Glencairn beach
Glencairn is a small beach in the suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. It is best just to walk around, including many hiking trails in the surrounding hills. As for the swimming, it is not very convenient due to the strong waves. However, in the south end of the bay, there is a small natural pool, suitable for children. There is also ship wreck 500 meters off the coast, which is a popular diver's attraction. / read more » /
Rating: 7.2 (7 votes)
South Africa, Cape Town, Monwabisi beach, kayaks
Monwabisi is a beach in the central False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. This is an undeveloped place visited by the locals only. It is good spot for surfing due to the strong waves. However, nearby there is a large artificial lagoon, which is perfect for swimming in a calm water. / read more » /
Rating: 7.0 (5 votes)
South Africa, Cape Town, Macassar beach
Macassar is a wild beach in the suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. There are only sand dunes, as well as few abandoned buildings. The locals are mainly fishermen, so there's nothing like any tourist amenities. Surprisingly, this is not a criminal area. But you should understand, that in South Africa complete security is possible only behind the high guarded wall. / read more » /
Rating: 6.9 (1 vote)
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