Summer Beach Fun in Cape Town
Your Green Point accommodation is the perfect starting point for an unforgettable summer holiday.
Cape Town is renowned for many things, not least of all its magnificent beaches. In summer, thousands of visitors flock to the metropolis’s shores, seeking sunbeams and holiday fun in the diverse region, which has been consistently voted as one of the world’s favourite cities.
Green Point accommodation is always a popular choice, allowing guests easy access to both the city centre and some of the area’s most beautiful beaches. If you’re heading to the Cape this summer, then make sure that you schedule plenty of beach time into your busy itinerary – there’s nothing quite like lying on the soft golden sands, listening to the mellifluous waves and reading your favourite book.
Here are four of our favourite Cape Town beaches, only a stone’s throw away from Jambo Guest House:
Lagoon beach: Nestled along the Cape Town’s west coastline, and only 15 minutes away from the city center, Lagoon Beach is the lesser-known of our city’s local, oceanic gems. With breathtaking and direct views of Table Mountain and a coastline that stretches beyond where the eye can see – you’ll get a front row glimpse into the adventure that awaits, just before the cape wilderness. There’s plenty to do on the beach itself, from kitesurfing to jet-skiing and simply taking a dip but there are also a variety of eateries and shops along the beachfront – for an all-day experience.
Clifton: comprised of four coves, which are respectively called 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th beach, the Clifton coastline is renowned for its shimmering white sands and cobalt waters. Relatively protected from the cheeky South-Easter wind, the beaches are all slightly different, with the fourth beach perhaps being the most popular. The Blue Flag beach is a local favourite and is optimally located minutes away from the city centre, with numerous restaurants and bars nearby, so that you can enjoy a welcome snack, in-between sunbathing.
Camps Bay: a melting pot for Cape Town’s fabulous and famous, this gorgeous beach offers unparalleled ocean vistas and plenty of tanning opportunities as well. Join in a friendly game of volleyball, Frisbee or touch rugby; recline on a deck chair and read your favourite book or enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea. Stroll along the adjacent palm-lined avenue and pop into one of the numerous upmarket restaurants and bars – Caprice is a well-known option, offering decadent cocktails to the city’s elite.
Llandudno: synonymous with the massive granite boulders which shelter its shoreline; Llandudno is indisputably one of Cape Town’s loveliest beaches. Ideal for sunset spotting and whale watching, the popular beach also attracts surfers and water sports enthusiasts, as it offers some impressive breakers for those with an adventurous spirit. Lie on the golden sands and soak up sunbeams, or climb one of the boulders and watch, as the sunsets cast the sea and the sky in a radiant glow.
All three of these beaches are relatively close by if you’re lucky enough to be staying in Green Point accommodation – make the most of the summer sunshine and spend your days lazing on the sand.