Photo by age fotostock
Cape Town is full of beaches on its doorstep. Probably the most famous are Camps Bay and Clifton, both on the Atlantic Seaboard side of the city. Camps Bay, which feels like a condensed Copacabana in summer (except the water is pretty cold, so prepare yourself!), with a row of restaurants and coffee shops a few steps away. Clifton lies slightly closer to the city, has four main beaches (each one popular with a different group, whether it’s families, gays, volleyball players, you name it), which are reached by stairs through the bungalow neighborhood. On the far side of Table Bay and facing Table Mountain across the water, a seemingly endless beach starts at Milnerton and goes on for several miles to Bloubergstrand and then on to Melkbosstrand. Big Bay is popular among surfers and kitesurfers, especially when the wind picks up (and boy, can it pick up!) and the waves get huge.
By Ted Botha
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