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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.
Tours to Clifton Beaches
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Full-Day Tour From Cape Town
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Private: Sightseeing Tour of the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony
Duration: 6h - 9h
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Two Oceans Scenic Helicopter Flight from Cape Town
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Small Group Tour: Chapman's Peak, Cape Point and Penguins at Boulders Beach
Duration: 9h 30min
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Cape of Good Hope and Cape Winelands Day Tour from Cape Town
Duration: 8h - 9h
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Full-Day Tour (Guided from Cape Town)
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Cape Peninsula Guided Private Full Day Trip from Cape Town
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Cape Town City Tour Camps Bay Beach Plus Table Mountain Ticket
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Clifton Beaches reviews
Beautiful beaches and rocks with huge beautiful homes surrounding it. Views of Table mountain and lions head. The sea is absolutely freezing though so be warned hahaha!
Beautiful beaches and rocks with huge beautiful homes surrounding it. Views of Table mountain and lions head. The sea is absolutely freezing though so be warned hahaha! more »
It’s a good public beach, close to the center. When it’s good to swim (wind, weather, waves…) go for it. In weekdays it’s less crowded
It’s a good public beach, close to the center. When it’s good to swim (wind, weather, waves…) go for it. In weekdays it’s less crowded more »
We always love going there whether we are a large group of friends and family or a smaller, intimate family or friends group or even as a solo visitor it's always worth my time as the place is always fun with the most beautiful sights and scenery. It's also enclosed so can't get too busy and too full with too many people. I love getting there early, spending the whole day and having a good time. There are always security guards inspecting the place incase some misbehaved people bring alcohol which is not allowed on the beach. They are friendly and great to interact with. There are also Municipal workers every morning cleaning up the beach so it's always clean. The water is lovely and cool, very much needed for these hot African summer days and everyone has a good time from young people to the oldest
Clifton beach is one of the best beaches to visit when in Cape Town. It is not too far from the city centre and easy access for everyone. The beach is very clean and safe for everyone and hiring of chairs and umbrellas are also available at the beach and a great place to see the sunset. The beach can get very crowdy by both locals and visitors so get there early to get a nice spot. There are also some great place to eat and drink such as The Bungalow.
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