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 Cape Town Beach| Bloubergstrand, Table Bay

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North of Cape Town, popular Atlantic shoreline beaches that are still within easy reach of the city include Milnerton, Table View/Bloubergstrand ('Blouberg') and Melkbos Strand. This stretch of tidal reefs and sandy shores stretches mile upon mile, offering vacationers the option of joining the crowds or seeking out quieter sands for beachcombing, picnics and relaxing in the sun. This coastline defines the gateway to the Cape West Coast.

This is largely a residential stretch of coast, but is popular with both local and international visitors.

 

Beaches of Cape Town's Table Bay

Bloubergstrand

Bloubergstrand's attraction to visitors includes its white sandy beaches and famous panoramic views across Table Bay to Table Mountain and the city of Cape Town.  

Bloubergstrand views across Table Bay and Table mountain

Bloubergstrand beach views across the bay to Table Mountain

Robben Island (where former president Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for many years) is located just a few miles offshore. The coastline faces west, offering superb sunset photo opportunities (seasonal) and the many restaurants include a restored fisherman´s cottage at the waters edge, offering a seafood menu and views across the beach and Table Bay.

Blouberg's Little Bay is a popular beach with families and sunbathers. A sandbar stretches out to a small rocky island at low tide, offering wonderful tidal pools populated with colourful sea anemones and darting fish, for kids to explore.

Kite surfers are drawn to the Blouberg beaches when the Cape South Easter is blowing, draping Table Mountain in a heavy "tablecloth" of white cloud. These shores are unprotected from both south easterly winds in late spring and early summer, as well as the North Westerly winter storms.


Kite Psychology...
Kite Surfing at Bloubergstrand

[2:52 min] [Attribution: Andries Fourie]

Andries doing some big jumps and kite loops in Cape Town / Blouberg. Kite Surfing


The main beach at Bloubergstrand ('Big Bay') is a surfers´ paradise and hosts several national and international competitions each year.


Bloubergstrand Surf

[3:27 min] [Attribution: Click2C1]

Surfing at Big Bay in Bloubergstrand.

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COLDER OCEAN TEMPERATURES
 
TABLE BAY BEACHES:
Blouberg Strand | Milnerton
ATLANTIC SEABOARD BEACHES:
Clifton's Beaches | Camps Bay
Llandudno | Hout Bay
SOUTH ATLANTIC BEACHES:
Noordhoek | Kommetjie
CAPE POINT NATURE RESERVE:
Diaz Beach
WARMER OCEAN TEMPERATURES
 
CAPE HELDERBERG BEACHES:
Gordon's Bay | The Strand
FALSE BAY BEACHES:
Muizenberg | St James and Kalk Bay
Fish Hoek | Boulders Beach
 
 
 
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