Hout Bay Beach


Hout Bay Beach extends from the beginning of Chapman's Peak curving around to the Hout Bay Harbour with its numerous fishing boats and yacht marina. Hout Bay beach is an awesome family beach, but it's also popular with horse riders, dog walkers and kayakers.

One of the iconic Cape Town Beaches, Hout Bay Beach is yet another beautiful beach with powdery white sand that stretches almost a kilometre in length and half a kilometre in places. There's ample space for a game of beach volleyball, touch rugby, beach cricket, jogging or flying kites. The Hout Bay River cuts through the middle of this beach after meandering from the top of Table Mountain down to the Hout Bay wetlands and beach estuary.

Horse riders have easy access to Hout Bay Beach for early morning rides from stables close by. The protected bay is almost always calm and offers safe swimming and a range of water sports from paddling to kite surfing and sailing. This tranquil playground is perfect for sun tanning, just chilling and savouring the sweetness of doing nothing whilst taking in the exhilarating beauty of the surrounding mountains, white sandy beach and sapphire bay. Dolphins, whales and seals can often be spotted in the bay.

Hout Bay beach is perfect for the whole family and after a day well spent its essential to grab an ice cream from the Italian ice cream shop on the main road. There are also lots of good family friendly restaurants in close proximity – Dunes restaurant is a great option for young kids.

Hout Bay Beach Map

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Accommodation near Hout Bay Beach

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R2,100
1 night, 2 adults


Sleeps 4 Hout Bay Self-catering in Hout Bay
0.38km from Hout Bay Beach

This beachfront holiday apartment is set right at the beach in Hout Bay. The apartment comprises an...

from R2,500
1 night, 2 adults

Beach Road Mews

Sleeps 6 Scott Estate Self-catering in Scott Estate
0.42km from Hout Bay Beach

Beach Road Mews is located in Hout Bay, in a complex on the beachfront. This unit has been recently ...

from R750
1 night, 2 adults

Beach House Guest House - Hout Bay

Sleeps 18 Hout Bay Guest House in Hout Bay
0.44km from Hout Bay Beach

The Beach House Guest House offers a harmonious blend of décor and architectural style reflecting th...

from R1,320
1 night, 2 adults

Abalone Beach Cottages

Sleeps 9 Hout Bay Self-catering in Hout Bay
0.49km from Hout Bay Beach

Abalone Beach Cottages are luxurious and include a duplex apartment and a garden apartment, both wit...

from R1,100
1 night, 2 adults

Beach Apartment

Sleeps 4 Hout Bay Self-catering in Hout Bay
0.53km from Hout Bay Beach

Beach Apartment is located right on the beach and offers all the conveniences of Hout Bay, with uniq...

from R2,000
1 night, 2 adults

La Dolce Vita

Sleeps 4 Hout Bay Self-catering in Hout Bay
0.55km from Hout Bay Beach

La Dolce Vita is a luxurious two-bedroom apartment with stunning sea and mountain views. It can acco...

from R850
1 night, 2 adults

Beach Penthouse

Sleeps 4 Hout Bay Self-catering in Hout Bay
0.57km from Hout Bay Beach

This modern, funky holiday penthouse, set above an office, has been decorated by an interior designe...

from R850
1 night, 2 adults

Montana Muse

Sleeps 2 Hout Bay Self-catering in Hout Bay
0.59km from Hout Bay Beach

Montana Muse offers accommodation where you can holiday in comfortable luxury. Be swept away by view...

from R1,500
1 night, 2 adults

Sea Glades

Sleeps 6 Hout Bay Self-catering in Hout Bay
0.60km from Hout Bay Beach

This luxury townhouse is set in a secure complex, complete with entertainment deck and beautiful vie...

from R1,000
1 night, 2 adults

Brightwater Lodge

Sleeps 13 Hout Bay Self-catering in Hout Bay
0.61km from Hout Bay Beach

Brightwater Lodge is a charming double-storey cottage located in the heart of scenic Hout Bay. It is...

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