Cape Town is blessed with numerous beaches at its doorstep. Probably the most famous are in the suburbs of Camps Bay and Clifton, both on the Atlantic side of the city. Camps Bay feels like a compact Copacabana in summer (the water is pretty cold, though, so brace yourself!), with a row of restaurants and coffee shops a few steps away. Clifton, which lies slightly closer to the city, has four main beaches that are reached by stairs from the bungalow neighborhood. Each is popular with a different group—families, gays, volleyball players, you name it. 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 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.