Cape Town's Best Beaches
Cape Town has such a beautiful coastline, you have to schedule some beach time into your itinerary because no two are really the same. Eight of Cape Town's beaches are distinguished as Blue Flag Beaches, meaning these sandy shores meet international quality and environmental standards. Here are some not-to-miss beaches around the city.

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Enjoying Cape Town's Summer Sun and Southern Seas

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There is a paved walkway that hugs the water and extends from Muizenburg Beach to Kalk Bay Harbour. Along the way, you pass St. James, which features a tiny little beach, a sheltered cove, and brightly-coloured changing rooms. While parking can be a challenge (there is only on-street parking available), the beach is often uncrowded and protected from the wind by its location. Plus, the shallow, natural 'swimming pool' (built via several rock walls) makes it great for families. These boys were walking along the rock pool perimeter, periodically jumping off into the shallows and chasing small fish, and each other, around in the warm water.

Bring a picnic basket and plenty of sunscreen, and you're ready for a great beach day minus the crowds.

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