The largest of Camps Bay’s white sand beaches, Camps Bay Beach has been a Blue Flag Beach since 2008. It is situated opposite Camps Bay’s main tourist hub which features many shops, hotels and restaurants. The wide palm-lined sandy Camps Bay Beach is one of the top beach attractions in Cape Town. The views east, north and south from Camps Bay beach are dominated by Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles mountains.
Camps Bay Beach can become quite crowded in the summer months, especially over weekends and during holidays. The palm-lined lawns next to the beach are perfect for picnics and are also a favourite practice area for Cape Town’s Capoeira community.
Camps Bay Beach is predominantly a flat beach, making it perfect for beach sports or sunbathing. While surfers can enjoy the waves at the northern end of the beach, the tidal pool at the southern end is perfect for the kids. Camps Bay Beach is situated along the western seaboard of the Peninsula, which means the water is chilly here, so be prepared for a nice and refreshing swim. Lifeguards are on duty in the summer months and deck chairs and umbrellas can be rented daily.
One of the best sunset spots in Cape Town, Camps Bay Beach is a wide beach backed by a row of palm trees. In the summer months it is not uncommon to see famous people here who are regular visitors to Cape Town. The beach is host to the popular Summer Beach Festival and international beach volleyball tournaments, as well as numerous other major events.
Where to find it: Camps Bay, Victoria Road (M6)