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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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Abington Manor - Fish Hoek Guesthouse ¥6,303
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

    Located in Cape Peninsula, 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.

    Monkey Valley Beach & Nature Resort ¥9,935
    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 28 minutes.

      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

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

        The Cove - Superior 3 Bedroom Villa ¥8,646
        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

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

          A Tuscan Villa Guest House
          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

            Located in Cape Peninsula, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Fish Hoek Beach, Clovelly Country Club, and Kalk Bay Beach. Kalk Bay Harbour and Wooley's Tidal Pool are also within 2 mi (3 km). Fish Hoek Station is 7 minutes by foot and Sunny Cove Station is 16 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

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

              Studio Apartment Fish Hoek Bay
              Studio Apartment Fish Hoek Bay

              Studio Apartment Fish Hoek Bay

              Unit 4, 82 Highway, Cape Town, Western Cape
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Cape Peninsula, this apartment building is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Fish Hoek Beach and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Kalk Bay Harbour. Muizenberg Beach and Boulders Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km). Sunny Cove Station is 14 minutes by foot and Fish Hoek Station is 25 minutes.

                Crows Nest Fish Hoek Bay
                Crows Nest Fish Hoek Bay

                Crows Nest Fish Hoek Bay

                82 Highway, Cape Town, Western Cape
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Cape Peninsula, this apartment building is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Fish Hoek Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Muizenberg Beach and Boulders Beach. Chapmans Peak and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are also within 20 mi (32 km). Sunny Cove Station is 14 minutes by foot and Fish Hoek Station is 25 minutes.