“Thalassophile (n) a person who loves the sea, ocean.” I can most certainly attest to being a thalassophile. I find the sea so mesmerizing, its might, its beauty, and the tranquility that envelops me with just one glance at the mighty, vast ocean. The ocean consists of a mass of water with waves that hit the shore line each and every time, yet this consistent sight evoques such diverse reasons as to why a person loves the beach. For some it’s the peace and tranquility that draws them to the beach, for others it’s the fun of jumping in the waves, or marine life that live in the sea to name just a few of the myriad reasons as to why the beach is loved so much. Why do you love the beach?
Here is a list of beaches that we have compiled for you guys to see when visiting Cape Town. As a local it’s always amazing being a tourist in our own City. Have you guys been to any of these beaches? Which are your favourites?
1. Camps Bay beach – known for its vibrant atmosphere.
2. Llandudno beach – known for its amazing views, sunbathing and surfing.
3. Cilfton beach 1-4 – one of the most popular beaches in Cape Town. It has an amazing location that is protected from the wind.
4. Beta beach at Bakoven – popular spot for photoshoots. No waves making it perfect for kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and snorkelling.
5. Glen beach – located near Camps Bay beach, less crowded.
6. Sunset beach – one of the quietest beaches to relax in and boasts breathtaking views.
7. Lagoon beach – well known for its lagoon and awesome views.
8. Muizenberg beach – surfers paradise with a buzzing atmosphere.
9. Gordons Bay beach – known for its rock pools.
10. Strand beach – known for its warmer water and relaxing atmosphere.
11. Bloubergstrand beach – known for its kite surfing and the best view of table mountain.
12. Fish Hoek beach – known for swimming, whale watching and has a playground for the kids.
13. Hout Bay beach – white sand dunes and an amazing mountain view. Popular for swimming. Seals can be seen at this beach. Great place to get fish and chips. View list of things to do in Hout Bay for more options of what you can do while in Hout Bay.
14. Boulders beach – home to a resident penguin colony and free roaming colony of African penguins.
15. Oudekraal – a private braai at the beach. Entrance fee required. My green wild card holders enter for free.
16. Queens beach – located by Sea Point promenade. Ideal spot to chill at after a run or a walk on the promenade.