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Camps Bay Beach
Vacation Travel Guide

See and be seen, admire beautiful sunsets and go hiking in the famous Twelve Apostles at one of Cape Town’s most stylish beaches.

Enjoy the glorious soft sand, deep blue water and sophisticated ambiance of Camps Bay Beach. This attractive beach fronts Camps Bay, one of Cape Town’s most exclusive coastal suburbs. Mingle with the sun-kissed and well-heeled beachgoers, observe surfers and relax with a picnic while marveling at the spectacular natural setting.

The beach possesses a Blue Flag certification, which means that it meets a set of stringent criteria such as safety, services and water quality. Find a quiet spot to lay down your towel or rent a sunbed from one of the many vendors. Swim in the tranquil tidal pool or take a refreshing dip in the cold Atlantic Ocean water, although be wary of strong currents. Lifeguards patrol the beach during the summer months.

Bring your own food and enjoy a scenic picnic on the palm-fringed grass lawns that frame the beach. Watch the waves break on the seashore and look back to see the jagged peaks of the Twelve Apostles mountains. Stroll to the northern end of the beach, cross the rocks to Glen Beach where you can watch surfers ride rolling waves.

Behind the beach is Victoria Road, a lively boulevard lined with bars, pubs and restaurants. Sit at one of several pavement terraces, order a beer, cocktail or glass of wine and spend a moment people-watching. Arrive late in the afternoon and grab a prime spot to enjoy a memorable sunset. Browse the market stalls and shops for African art and handicrafts.

For some adventure, go hiking along the trails that wind through Table Mountain National Park and the Twelve Apostles. Climb to 2,195-feet (669-meter) tall Lion’s Head for impressive views and the chance to paraglide back down.

Camps Bay Beach is about a 15-minute drive from Cape Town city center. Get here via public buses and a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Parking can be hard to secure during the busy summer months so arrive early to get a spot close to the sand.

Top things to do in Camps Bay Beach

Top Hotels Close to Camps Bay Beach

POD Camps Bay
POD Camps Bay
5 out of 5
3 Argyle Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is ¥17,623 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16

Located in Camps Bay, this luxury guesthouse is within 6 mi (10 km) of Table Mountain, Greenmarket Square, and South African National Gallery. Cape Town International ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (150 reviews)
Pod Experience

"This was my first time at the POD, but definitely not my last!! Attention to detail everywhere! This is the first time i feel that i get what i pay for! Best Hotel or B@B i stayed at in Capetown, Clifton , or Campsbay. 10 Thumbs up!!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

POD Camps Bay
Place on the Bay Self-Catering
Place on the Bay Self-Catering
3.5 out of 5
Corner of Van Kamp and Victoria Road, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is ¥6,266 per night from May 1 to May 2

Offering direct access to the beach, this Camps Bay hotel is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Clifton Bay Beach and Camps Bay Beach. Kloof ...

4.1/5Very Good! (228 reviews)

"Great place, fantastic location with really nice views of the beach."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Place on the Bay Self-Catering
Fairways on the Bay
Fairways on the Bay
3.5 out of 5
Corner of the Faiway and Victoria Roads, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is ¥6,527 per night from Apr 12 to Apr 13

Located in Camps Bay, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Clifton Bay Beach and Camps Bay Beach. Kloof Street and Lions Head are also within 3 mi (5 km).

4.3/5Excellent! (57 reviews)

"Location was awesome, breakfast voucher you could use anytime that day! We had 3 rooms all together felt like staying in a house, but older and bathroom floor slippy. Staff very nice. Felt very safe."…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Fairways on the Bay
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Camps Bay Beach

Best Lodging Options Near Camps Bay Beach

POD Camps Bay
POD Camps Bay
5 out of 5
3 Argyle Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is ¥17,623 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16
POD Camps Bay
Place on the Bay Self-Catering
Place on the Bay Self-Catering
3.5 out of 5
Corner of Van Kamp and Victoria Road, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is ¥6,266 per night from May 1 to May 2
Place on the Bay Self-Catering
Fairways on the Bay
Fairways on the Bay
3.5 out of 5
Corner of the Faiway and Victoria Roads, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is ¥6,527 per night from Apr 12 to Apr 13
Fairways on the Bay
The Bay Hotel
The Bay Hotel
4.5 out of 5
69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is ¥13,706 per night from May 2 to May 3
The Bay Hotel
Apartments on the Bay Self-Catering
Apartments on the Bay Self-Catering
4 out of 5
31 Victoria Rd, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is ¥4,438 per night from May 1 to May 2
Apartments on the Bay Self-Catering
Primi Seacastle
Primi Seacastle
4 out of 5
15 Victoria Road Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is ¥6,713 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Primi Seacastle
First Beach Penthouse Clifton
First Beach Penthouse Clifton
4.5 out of 5
57 Victoria Road, 501 First Beach, Cape Town, Western Cape
First Beach Penthouse Clifton
The Glen Apartments
The Glen Apartments
4 out of 5
10 Chilworth Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
The Glen Apartments
Retro Camps Bay Apartment on the Beach
Retro Camps Bay Apartment on the Beach
Cape Town, Western Cape (province)
Retro Camps Bay Apartment on the Beach
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