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Camps Bay Beach
Vacation Travel Guide

Camps Bay Beach showing a sandy beach and a coastal town
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.

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

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 ¥6,411 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
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
President Hotel
President Hotel
4 out of 5
4 Alexander Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is ¥8,508 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in Sea Point, this beach hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Sea Point Swimming Pool and within 3 mi (5 km) of Camps Bay Beach and Cape Town Stadium. Sea Point ...
4.1/5Very Good! (410 reviews)
"Great location, clean and refurbished rooms and excellent food and amenities on the property."

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

President Hotel
The Bay Hotel
The Bay Hotel
4.5 out of 5
69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥13,673 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 26
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 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (295 reviews)
"very good"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

The Bay Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Camps Bay Beach

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 ¥4,701 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Apartments on the Bay Self-Catering
President Hotel
President Hotel
4 out of 5
4 Alexander Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is ¥8,508 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
President Hotel
The Bay Hotel
The Bay Hotel
4.5 out of 5
69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is ¥13,673 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 26
The Bay Hotel
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 ¥6,411 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
Place on the Bay Self-Catering
The Marly Hotel
The Marly Hotel
5 out of 5
201 The Promenade, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is ¥28,047 per night from Jun 25 to Jun 25
The Marly Hotel
POD Camps Bay
POD Camps Bay
5 out of 5
3 Argyle Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is ¥18,031 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
POD Camps Bay
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 ¥6,010 per night from Jun 25 to Jun 25
Fairways on the Bay
Primi Seacastle
Primi Seacastle
4 out of 5
15 Victoria Road Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is ¥8,486 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 10
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
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.