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Camps Bay Beach

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.


Guide to Exploring around Camps Bay Beach


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Place on the Bay ¥5,486
Place on the Bay

Place on the Bay

Corner of Van Kamp and Victoria Road, Cape Town, Western Cape
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Offering direct access to the beach, this Camps Bay 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).

    The Bay Hotel ¥9,875
    The Bay Hotel

    The Bay Hotel

    69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Nestled on the beach, this Camps Bay 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).

      Fairways on the Bay ¥5,431
      Fairways on the Bay

      Fairways on the Bay

      Corner of the Faiway and Victoria Roads, Cape Town, Western Cape
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        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).

        POD Camps Bay
        POD Camps Bay

        POD Camps Bay

        3 Argyle Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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

          Primi Seacastle ¥7,488
          Primi Seacastle

          Primi Seacastle

          15 Victoria Road Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Offering direct access to the beach, this Camps Bay guesthouse 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).

            Apartments on the Bay Camps Bay ¥4,828
            Apartments on the Bay Camps Bay

            Apartments on the Bay Camps Bay

            31 Victoria Rd, Cape Town, Western Cape
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Offering direct access to the beach, this Camps Bay apartment building is in the entertainment district and 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).

              First Beach Penthouse Clifton
              First Beach Penthouse Clifton

              First Beach Penthouse Clifton

              57 Victoria Road, 501 First Beach, Cape Town, Western Cape
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Camps Bay, this luxury apartment building 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).

                Linda Vista
                Linda Vista

                Linda Vista

                9 Van Kamp Street, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Camps Bay, this vacation home 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).