Glen Beach


Glen Beach is a gorgeous snow-white sandy beach set in a tiny enclave flanked by massive granite boulders on the Atlantic Seaboard. These rocky outcrops not only amplify the picturesque cove-like setting but also provide a windshield from the South Easter.

This intimate beach is nestled in the middle of the famous Camps Bay Beach and glamorous Clifton beaches yet is relatively un-crowded. It’s a great little walk from Glen beach via Maidens Cove and Bachelors Cove to the Clifton 4th Beach. Backing Glen Beach is a small number of houses with uninterrupted sea views and the awesome backdrop of Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles.

Glen Beach is a popular hangout for young local surfers and bikini clad girls. The surf breaks from the left and the right points with a bit of oomph but beware, the fiercely territorial resident surfers whose ‘locals only’ graffiti decorates the beach wall. Glen Beach is conveniently situated within easy walking distance to the local shops, trendy restaurants, cocktail bars and the brilliant Theatre On The Bay.

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Accommodation near Glen Beach

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

from R3600
1 night, 2 adults

Bay Vista

Sleeps 6 Camps Bay Self-catering in Camps Bay
0.46km from Glen Beach

Bay Vista offers a combination of comfort, spacious interiors and relaxed outdoor living. All rooms ...

from R7000
1 night, 2 adults

41 Strathmore

Sleeps 10 Camps Bay Self-catering in Camps Bay
0.47km from Glen Beach

41 Strathmore is a luxurious, modern house in Camps Bay with vast views over the ocean. The house ha...

from R4900
1 night, 2 adults

Clifton Sky

Sleeps 8 Clifton Self-catering in Clifton
0.57km from Glen Beach

Clifton Sky is a lovely, comfortable four bedroom house, with an outside deck and garden area with r...

from R8950
1 night, 2 adults

Cloud Villa at Funkey 5/6B

Sleeps 12 Camps Bay Self-catering in Camps Bay
0.59km from Glen Beach

Cloud Villa at Funkey is a large beautiful villa, offering a stylish and modern interior with all th...

from R2800
1 night, 2 adults

Sea Five Boutique Hotel

Sleeps 10 Camps Bay Boutique Hotel in Camps Bay
0.61km from Glen Beach

Capitalizing on an outstanding location just 300 m from South Africa’s most glamorous beach of Camps...

from R1890
1 night, 2 adults


Sleeps 18 Camps Bay Self-catering in Camps Bay
0.62km from Glen Beach

Experience sophisticated, luxury self-catering accommodation at an unbeatable location, a minute's w...

from R6560
1 night, 2 adults

The Penthouse

Sleeps 2 Camps Bay Hotel in Camps Bay
0.62km from Glen Beach

The Penthouse is discreetly positioned above The Place On the Bay, with superior views of the Camps ...

from R1600
1 night, 2 adults

The Bay Hotel

Sleeps 76 Camps Bay Hotel in Camps Bay
0.63km from Glen Beach

A distinctive blend of sophisticated elegance and casual comfort. Overlooking a palm-fringed beach, ...

from R2900
1 night, 2 adults

The Marly

Sleeps 22 Camps Bay Boutique Hotel in Camps Bay
0.64km from Glen Beach

Taking its name from the Chateau de Marly which was built for the pure enjoyment of Louis XIV and hi...

from R7000
1 night, 2 adults

15 Central Drive

Sleeps 2 Camps Bay Self-catering in Camps Bay
0.67km from Glen Beach

15 Central Drive is a beautiful house, situated in the most vibrant and popular suburb in Cape Town,...

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