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Fish Hoek Beach

Visit this attractive beach on Cape Town’s False Bay to enjoy safe swimming, shark cage diving, whale watching and beautiful mountain scenery.

Fish Hoek Beach is paradise for beach-goers, watersport lovers and nature enthusiasts. Stretching for more than 1 mile (2 kilometers), this beach curves gently around a pretty bay and boasts a postcard-perfect setting. It overlooks the glistening water of False Bay and sits in the shadow of the Elsie’s Peak and Kalkbaaiberg mountains. Spend a day at Fish Hoek Beach strolling on the soft sand, paddling in the inviting water and taking part in exciting water-based activities.

On a warm and sunny day, do as the locals do and take a dip in the warm, shallow water. Lifeguards patrol the beach and there are shark nets, which make it a safe environment. Watch surfers and kitesurfers ride the rolling waves or rent equipment from the surf shops and have a go yourself. Surf ski lessons are available for those that want to try this sport, an exhilarating and intriguing alternative to kayaking.

Be adventurous and sign up for a shark cage diving excursion in False Bay and come face-to-face with great white sharks. Visit from June to November to spot migrating southern right whales swimming close to the shore.

Go to the southern tip of the bay and then follow Jager’s Walk, a coastal path that leads to Sunny Cove. Alternatively, hike to the summit of Elsie’s Peak and be rewarded with uninterrupted views of the sweeping False Bay coastline.

The beach is about a 45-minute drive from Cape Town’s city center and parking is available for a fee. Trains travel between Fish Hoek and Cape Town railway stations.

Stretching back from Fish Hoek Beach is the town of Fish Hoek. Find a range of accommodation options plus bars, fast-food joints, restaurants and supermarkets. Play a round of golf at a nearby course. Learn about the discovery of the prehistoric Fish Hoek Man at the Fish Hoek Valley Museum.


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On the Beach Apartment
On the Beach Apartment

On the Beach Apartment

7 Bru-Na-Mara 6 Beach Road, Cape Town, Western Cape
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Cape Town, this beach apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Fish Hoek Beach, Kalk Bay Beach, and Kalk Bay Harbour. Wooley's Tidal Pool and Kalk Bay Theatre are also within 2 mi (3 km). Fish Hoek Station is only a 2-minute walk and Sunny Cove Station is 12 minutes.

    Abington Manor - Fish Hoek Guesthouse ¥4,348
    Abington Manor - Fish Hoek Guesthouse

    Abington Manor - Fish Hoek Guesthouse

    19 Abington Circle, Fish Hoek, Cape Town, Western Cape
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Fish Hoek Beach and within 9 mi (15 km) of Cape Point Vineyards and Boulders Beach. Steenberg Wine Estate and Chapmans Peak are also within 9 mi (15 km). Fish Hoek Station is 7 minutes by foot and Sunny Cove Station is 22 minutes.

      The Cove - Superior 3 Bedroom Villa ¥7,279
      The Cove - Superior 3 Bedroom Villa

      The Cove - Superior 3 Bedroom Villa

      56 Simon's Town Road, Sunny Cove, Cape Town, Western Cape
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Cape Town, this beach apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Fish Hoek Beach, Kalk Bay Beach, and Kalk Bay Harbour. Wooley's Tidal Pool and Kalk Bay Theatre are also within 3 mi (5 km). Sunny Cove Station is only a 5-minute walk and Fish Hoek Station is 10 minutes.

        The Crags
        The Crags

        The Crags

        5 Simon's Town Road, Cape Town, Western Cape
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Cape Town, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fish Hoek Beach and Cape Floral Region Protected Areas. Kalk Bay Beach and Kalk Bay Harbour are also within 2 mi (3 km). Sunny Cove Station is 7 minutes by foot and Fish Hoek Station is 8 minutes.

          B&B @ 52 on Fish Hoek
          B&B @ 52 on Fish Hoek

          B&B @ 52 on Fish Hoek

          52 Simon's Town Rd, Cape Town, Western Cape
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Cape Town, this beach hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Fish Hoek Beach, Kalk Bay Beach, and Kalk Bay Harbour. Wooley's Tidal Pool and Kalk Bay Theatre are also within 3 mi (5 km). Sunny Cove Station is 5 minutes by foot and Fish Hoek Station is 9 minutes.

            A Tuscan Villa Guest House ¥7,100
            A Tuscan Villa Guest House

            A Tuscan Villa Guest House

            No 15 and 17, 3 rd Avenue, Fish Hoek, Cape Town, Western Cape
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated by the ocean, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Fish Hoek Beach, Kalk Bay Beach, and Kalk Bay Harbour. Wooley's Tidal Pool and Kalk Bay Theatre are also within 3 mi (5 km). Fish Hoek Station is 8 minutes by foot and Sunny Cove Station is 16 minutes.

              Monkey Valley Beach & Nature Resort ¥8,145
              Monkey Valley Beach & Nature Resort

              Monkey Valley Beach & Nature Resort

              1 Mountain Road, Noordhoek, Cape Town, Western Cape
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Cape Town lodge is located near the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Fish Hoek Beach, Wooley's Tidal Pool and Peers' Cave. Kalk Bay Beach and Kalk Bay Harbour are also within 3 mi (5 km). Sunny Cove Station is 17 minutes by foot and Fish Hoek Station is 27 minutes.

                Sunny Cove Manor
                Sunny Cove Manor

                Sunny Cove Manor

                72 Simon Town Road, Cape Town, Western Cape
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Fish Hoek Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kalk Bay Beach and Kalk Bay Harbour. Wooley's Tidal Pool and Kalk Bay Theatre are also within 3 mi (5 km). Sunny Cove Station is only a 2-minute walk and Fish Hoek Station is 14 minutes.