Beach walks around Cape Town

There are numerous beaches around Cape Town and throughout the Western Cape that offer a wonderful alternative to a mountain walk. There are are numerous long empty beaches so a beach walk does not need to be a short walk, and although generally flat the soft sand can give you a good workout. 

For Table Mountain views the best walks are from The Milnerton/Table view coast. Here you can literally walk for kilometres, and although the beach around some of the parking areas may be crowded, within minutes you have a beach to yourself.

The view of Table Mountain from Milnerton Beach

Another famous beach in the Cape Town area is the Noordhoek Beach. This is another beach that offers kilometers of walking without seeing a soul. An added attraction of a walk on this beach is the shipwreck found embedded in the sand at the half way point.

Noordhoek Beach offers kilometers of beach walking

On the other side of the Peninsula the beaches on the False Bay coast offer warmer water for a possible swim or surfing lesson.


The beach huts of Muizenberg

Beautiful beaches abound everywhere. The water is usually cold and a paddle bracing. So next time you get up too late to climb on Table Mountain find a beach for a relaxing stroll instead.

An early morning walk on a beach near Kleinmond