Top 3 beachfront destinations in Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful beach destinations in the world. The expansive coastline is a visual feast of craggy mountains, secluded coves, long stretches of white sandy beaches, and barrelling waves. There are many splendid seaside suburbs worth visiting, so we’ve rounded up our top 3 beachfront haunts to make your decision a little easier.

Camps Bay

Cradled at the foot of Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles mountain range, and overlooked by the Table Mountain Cable Station, Camps Bay is a trendy suburb on Cape Town’s prestigious Atlantic Seaboard. The palm-fringed beachfront has an avenue of sidewalk cafés, bars, and restaurants, attracting the young at heart with its casual atmosphere and dazzling nightlife. With unobstructed views of sunsets over the ocean, Camps Bay is a top spot for summer sundowners.

The Marly Hotel

Stay: The Marly

The Marly is a 5-star luxury boutique hotel on the Camps Bay beachfront, with several chic restaurants on its doorstep. The hotel embodies the contemporary beach ambience of Camps Bay and elaborate mirrors throughout the suites reflect the uninterrupted ocean and mountain views.

The Marly Hotel

Be it relaxing, socialising, or dining, The Marly is an exceptional experience. Guests can enjoy the private pool-terrace bar and courtyard, conference facilities, bath butler service, 24-hour room service, transfers and tours arranged on request, hair salon, and a choice of 2 day spas within the complex.

Sea Point

Sea Point is well-known for its grassy coastal Promenade that sees many families, joggers, and dog-walkers enjoying the beachfront scenery between Mouille Point and Bantry Bay. Although situated on the affluent Atlantic Seaboard, Sea Point is more affordable than the sister-suburb of Camps Bay. Sea Point is characterised by high-rise apartment buildings, and an assortment of quirky coffee shops, restaurants, clubs, and pubs that line the streets. You’ll find numerous play parks along the promenade as well as an Olympic-sized public swimming pool at the Pavilion.

Riviera Suites

 

Stay: Riviera Suites

Location is everything. Situated on Sea Point’s Millionaire’s Mile, Riviera Suites enjoys uninterrupted sea views in front and breath-taking mountain scenery behind. Only a few metres from the luxury self-catering and serviced apartments are the best of Sea Point’s beaches, restaurants, and night life. Riviera Suites has a wide range of apartments, from 2 to 8-sleeper units as well as a Penthouse Suite.

Riviera Suites

Bloubergstrand

Bloubergstrand boasts the most postcard-perfect views of Table Mountain. The suburb lies on the northern coastline of Cape Town, with views of the city and mountain from across Table Bay. The gusty South Easter makes Bloubergstrand a top spot for wind-based water sports in summer, while wind-free days see the beaches and beachfront cafés packed with people enjoying the sunshine and sea. The paved walkway and grassy areas along the shore are never short of kite-flyers, surfers, skateboarders, joggers, dog walkers, and children enjoying an ice-cream treat.

Bloubergstrand - The Sir David Boutique Hotel

Stay: The Sir David Boutique Guesthouse

Let the ocean lull you to sleep at The Sir David Boutique Guesthouse, a 4-star establishment only a few metres away from the peaceful Small Bay beach in Bloubergstrand. The luxury rooms are comfortable and modern, with views of either the sea or manicured garden and pool. Socialise in the guest lounges, make use of the braai (barbeque) area, and enjoy sundowners with panoramic views. Buffet breakfasts are served daily and there are a number of nearby restaurants for dining out.

The Sir David Boutique Hotel patio

Which Cape Town beachfront would you like to visit?

Marcel Van de Ghinste is a Director at TravelGround.

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Comments (2)

  1. Bhavya says:

    The Marly looks like a dream, and, I shall make this dream come true. I am in SA in Feb 2015 :)

    XOXO,

    Bhavya.

  2. Faiza says:

    Oh wow! The Marly luxury boutique hotel on the Camps Bay beachfront is definitely my fave <3

    The contemporary look with the incomparable natural beauty is breathtaking!

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