If you want to spend a fun and relaxed day in Cape Town, going to Camps Bay Beach is definitely your best option! It’s known for its fine white sand, beautiful people and views of the Twelve Apostles mountains.
This hot spot has lots of things to do. If you don’t count swimming – water temperature in the Atlantic is cold; Camps Bay is perfect for sunbathing, playing volleyball, eating at any of its nice restaurants or just enjoying the view. Let me share with you the 5 things you need to know before your visit.
Posh restaurants, nice cafes and cocktail bars overlook the promenade. And nearby Promenade Mall has nice boutiques. You can go there anytime, it’s perfect to have breakfast or brunch in the morning, take the sun during midday while eating lunch and watch the sunset in the evening.
Make sure you bring your sunblock or suntanning lotion because Camps Bay is perfect for sunbathing. You can have a walk on the beach or rent lounge chairs and umbrellas by the hour of for the whole day.
Wether you like to play sports or just watch them, you can enjoy different activities on the beach: volleyball, football and frisbee games take place in Camps Bay so you can come with your friends or join the friendly locals and tourists.
4. The Sunset
One of the main highlights of Camps Bay is watching the sunset. Take a spot on a restaurant or just in front of the beach and bring your best camera to capture the moment!
Camps Bay is such a beautiful place, behind it you have the amazing Twelve Apostles mountain range and at its feet the pretty Atlantic Ocean.
How to get there?
- By car: you can take an Uber and easily get to Camps Bay. It’s located 10-15 minutes away from Cape Town’s city center via M62.
- By bus: if you buy a My Citi bus card you’ll be able to get there in around 30 minutes from the city center.
- City Sightseeing: Camps Bay is on the City Sightseeing hop-on-hop-off route. If you want to see the highlights of Cape Town and also enjoy the beach, I recommend you to take this tour and don’t miss this awesome spot.