Camps Bay Beach

Address: Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

- Free


Cape Town's Copacabana buzzes with activity.

While I love Clifton , I really love Camps Bay because I don’t have to hike all the way up and down scores of stairs to and from the beach, umbrellas and cooler boxes in tow. This is a beach that’s really used – by dog walkers, families and bronzed sun worshippers and I love how cosmopolitan it is. I like that I can pick up pizza across the road and enjoy early supper with the sand between my toes or pop to any of the cocktail bars across from the beach for daiquiri-fuelled sundowners. There are loungers and brollies to hire and, if you’re lucky, there are masseuses hovering around too, ready to give a beach massage.

Value for money

Expert tips

Parking is a nightmare here – opt for a taxi if you can or park up a side road.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • First-time travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • People watching
  • Relaxation