This busy Blue Flag beach also functions as the heart of Cape Town’s surfing community. Muizenberg became a surfing hotspot thanks to its warmer waters and big waves, though it has also gained popularity as one of the city’s main beaches thanks to its family-friendly vibe, soft sands, and laid-back atmosphere. Heard it’s also popular with sharks? Never fear, shark spotters have their eyes peeled for any unwanted guests in the water.
Of all the things to see and do in Cape Town, submitting to beach life has to be one of the city’s most essential experiences. Despite water temperatures often ranging from chilly to frigid, you’ll see plenty of surfers riding waves, divers exploring underwater wonders and curious snorkellers. And then there’s all the sand-based stuff, too.
From beaches within easy distance of restaurants, hotels and markets to those that are a bit more isolated and better-preserved, Cape Town has a stretch of sea and sand for every kind of beachgoer. No matter where you throw down your towel, prepare to be dazzled with spectacular mountain views, picture-worthy turquoise waters and dramatic beachfronts boasting tide pools, marble boulders, insane sunsets and much, much more.
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