Both City Sightseeing’s Red City and Blue Mini Peninsula Tour stop off at Camps Bay, Cape Town’s most vibrant beach. Located at the base of Table Mountain, nestled beneath Lions Head and the majestic Twelve Apostles, Camps Bay boasts a magnificent palm fringed sandy beach and stunning scenery. Camps Bay is a luxurious village buzzing with sunny activity during any type of Cape Town weather.
› Take a swim at Camps Bay, one of Cape Town’s hottest holiday attractions
› Enjoy a picnic on the lawn in front of the beach with the family
› See huge ancient boulders and rock formations, all part of the Table Mountain chain.
Camps Bay has long been a favourite destination for overseas visitors to Cape Town. This cosmopolitan Cape Town beachfront, next to Clifton, is vibrant throughout the year especially in December, when it is summertime for the locals.
Camps Bay Beach is quite family friendly with ample space for games and sandcastle building for children while adults get to sunbathe on the deck chairs or cool off under the umbrellas, both of which can be rented at the beach. Keep in mind though, that if you wish to grab a good spot, you’ll need to arrive early.
Because it is one of Cape Town’s most beautiful and picturesque beaches Camps Bay Beach is a top location for film production companies doing commercials and photographic shoots so don’t be too surprised when seeing a film crew pass you by.
› Enjoy the sun, sand and sea with a friendly sports activity
› Watch international sporting events take place
› Catch a summer tan as the sun stretches far and wide on Camps Bay
Camps Bay is well known for being a water sport venue. Watch the surfers on the northern part of the beach, riding their boards, clad in wetsuits against the cold water. Jet skis are a regular sight jumping the waves. Out of water team activities like Frisbee and social beach volleyball can also be enjoyed on the long stretch of sand on the beach.
Beach sporting events are popular and regular international volleyball events are organised here.
If you enjoy swimming, Camps Bay hosts a rock pool, which is part swimming pool, part ocean rock pool and perfect for swimming.
However, you will need to take care when swimming off into the Camps Bay Beach due to its strong currents. Lifeguards are usually in attendance during the season and safe bathing areas are cordoned off with flags.
› Find local treasures and African souvenirs from the local vendor pavement stalls
› Eat at many of the Camps Bay restaurants that line the beachfront
› Shop at the Camps Bay Promenade shopping centre
› View Camps Bay hotels for your holiday accommodation
The road behind Camps Bay beach is lined with street side cafes, restaurants and a few small grocery stores making snacks and lunch easily at hand. Kiosks and vendors also operate from the beach. Luckily nothing in Camps Bay is too far away, and everything thing that you will need can be found on our Cape Town maps within close proximity.
Pop into the Promenade and enjoy everything from restaurants to up-market boutiques and beauty salons.
In and around Camps Bay you will also find numerous luxurious hotels available for your holiday accommodation.
Camps Bay beach is safe, clean and family friendly and everything that a Cape Town holiday stop should be.
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