Though Cape Town is nearly 8,700 miles away from the UK, the city on the Western Cape of South Africa is the second most popular beach destination this New Year’s Eve for the British. Though the metropolitan area has a population of over 3.7 million, one of the most attractive parts of visiting Cape Town are the natural landscapes. Because the summer season begins in December and lasts until March, NYE is a perfect time to take advantage of the many beaches the city has to offer and take a dip or practice sports.
Did you know that Cape Town has beaches both on the Atlantic and Indian Oceans? Below we bring you our guide to the beaches separated by the west side (Atlantic Ocean) and the east side (Indian Ocean).
West Side – Atlantic Ocean
Table Bay Beaches:
These beaches are great for any activity that requires wind…kitesurfing, windsurfing…
1) Blouberg’s Big Bay and Little Bay
2) Table View
3) Dolphin and Sunset Beach
Atlantic Seaboard Beaches:
Sometimes referred to as the “Cape Town Riviera”, these beaches are full of fashionistas and are a great place to people watch.
2) Camps Bay and Bakoven
4) Hout Bay
South Atlantic Beaches:
The beaches reach the tip of the Cape and are generally more peaceful because of their rugged, untouched nature.
3) Misty Cliffs
Keep reading to see Cape Town’s fabulous beaches on the Indian Ocean…