Saunders Rock Beach is one of Cape Town’s hidden gems for locals and visitors looking for a quiet and relaxed spot to enjoy the sunshine. The beach is free of traders and include a tidal pool, shower and ablution facilities. The Saunders Rock Beach is the last beach in Sea Point and is ideal for visitors staying in the exclusive suburb of Bantry Bay.
Saunders Rock Beach is dotted with outcrops of rock, leaving less place for sunbathers, but it is fairly uncrowded during the week. The large granite rocks create a wind barrier, making it one of the few fairly wind free beaches in Cape Town. The beach is popular with swimmers and families due to the small tidal pool that is set between large granite boulders. The rocky shore also features natural pools and gullies which are great spots to explore the surprising amount of marine life.
The beach is considered safe for swimming, but it is recommended that beach goers only swim where and when a lifeguard is on duty. The view of the ocean from the Saunders Rock beach is breathtaking. The sunsets here are magical and an ideal venue for a romantic picnic, or alone time with a good book.
Where to find it: Sea Point Promenade, Beach Road, Sea Point