St James Beach

Address: Main Road, St James, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa
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3.5

One of Cape Town's loveliest and most charming beaches.

My stepdaughters call this ‘swimming pool beach’ and the big rectangular tidal pool really does look like a swimming pool (in fact the local school uses it for sports lessons). This is one of my locals. I love it because it’s big enough to have a proper swim - because if truth be told I’m a bit scared of the open ocean - and because on a still and windless day, no beach is as charming. It’s traditionally a family beach because it’s so safe and the 7am weekend show sees parents galore with their offspring. The colourful beach huts add to the bygone era charm.

Value for money
n/a
90%

Expert tips

I always think the best way to get here is to park at Muizenberg beach and to walk the 1km to the beach – your reward is a refreshing swim.

There’s a small station kiosk selling refreshments nearby.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Families with younger children
  • Great views / scenery
  • Chilling out

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