Clifton Beaches, Cape Town

#3 of 90 in Beaches in South Africa
Beach · Nature / Park
The playground for wealthy locals, Clifton Beaches include a series of sand strips divided by large granite rocks. Overlooked by Lion's Head Hill, the beaches offer a chance to cool off in the cool water, surf, or participate in a game of beach volleyball. Popular with surfers and families alike, the cliff-fringed sandy shore offers scenic views of the ocean and protection from the infamous winds that prevail in the area. To visit Clifton Beaches on your trip to Cape Town, use our Cape Town online sightseeing planner.
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  • Could not believe the amount of cigarette butts on the beach , literally thousands . The kids being kids dog in the sand and come back smelling like an ashtray.  more »
  • I'd love to be here in summer when the beaches are at their hottest. The views here are magnificent. The only thing is that it is too cold now (snowing on Table Mountain only a couple of days ago...  more »
  • Nice place to chill by the sea or to have a swim. Can be crowded during pick season.
  • Small family beach. Overcrowded in the summer season. Take a walk down to the water and wet your feet....the water is nice and cold.

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