Grotto Beach, Hermanus

#1 of 9 in Beaches in Overberg District
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
Grotto Beach represents an unblemished coastal beauty suited for relaxation, bare-foot walks, and recreation. Located near a whale sanctuary, the seldom-crowded beach contains all sorts of facilities and amenities, including showers, public barbeques, wheelchair ramps, and sand volleyball areas. You can wind or wave surf here, or stop by one of the restaurants offering fresh seafood and all kinds of signature drinks. Take a look at our Hermanus trip planner to schedule your visit to Grotto Beach and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Always a pleasure to go to Grotto. White sandy beach, without litter. The amenities are always clean and there is always enough space for everyone.  more »
  • Parking a bit of a challenge. Amenities clean and accessible. Huge beach with space for everyone. Walking possible all the way to the river mouth.  more »
  • In principle, it has everything a perfect beach should have: 1. A beach itself, with nice soft sand, beautiful sea and waves. 2. A place to redress and to take a shower after swimming. 3. A close place to park your car. 4. A cafe to have a snack. A very nice beach!
  • Very wide and wild blue flag beach. The reality is that there is nothing really special about it. Don't get me wrong but it's exactly as many other beautiful South African beaches you can find in Western Cape. There is really nothing different to expect and I don't understand why its considered a must see place. 4 of 5 times I visited it there were a very strong wind. The positive thing is that the water is not deep from the beginning and its very nice to walk or run on the beach with the kids or your dog. There is also a small kids playground and a nice cafe so it's a nice enjoyable place when you visit Hermannus.

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