Boulders Beach


Boulders Beach, which is part of the Table Mountain National Park, is home to a sizeable colony of African penguins. These cute and comical birds waddle around quite unperturbed by the hordes of tourists who flock towards them. Huge boulders create sheltered little coves and the resident penguins often swim past for a look at the people.

Boulders is the most fabulous swimming beach in Cape Town. A swim in the calm, warm waters of Boulders Beach is always fun on a hot summer day but – you never know – you may just see a sleek black and white penguin swimming past. You can also do a fun paddling trip past the penguin hangout.

Of all Cape Town beaches, Boulders Beach is one of the most popular spots for kids and an absolute haven for toddlers. It’s safe, and you can relax without having to watch out for unpredictable waves while pipsqueak splashes around or totters after penguins. It is the most sheltered beach on the False Bay side when the South East wind blows.

Boulders Beach is a pay beach in season so remember to take your Wild Card if you have one.

Boulders Beach Map

In and Around

Accommodation near Boulders Beach

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

from R1000
1 night, 2 adults

Bosky Dell

Sleeps 20 The Boulders Self-catering in The Boulders
0.08km from Boulders Beach

These charming self-catering cottages have been converted from an old homestead built in 1850 and ar...

from R2000
1 night, 2 adults

Eden Beach Bungalow

Sleeps 4 The Boulders Self-catering in The Boulders
0.14km from Boulders Beach

Welcome to Eden, a historic, luxurious and secure beach bungalow with modern amenities, situated a s...

from R1100
1 night, 2 adults

Boulders Beach Lodge

Sleeps 35 Simons Town Lodge in Simons Town
0.15km from Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach Lodge and Restaurant is situated en route to Cape Point, just 70 meters from the worl...

from R3600
1 night, 2 adults

Ark Rock

Sleeps 12 Seaforth Self-catering in Seaforth
0.42km from Boulders Beach

from R1800
1 night, 2 adults

Out of the Blue

Sleeps 4 Simons Town Self-catering in Simons Town
0.47km from Boulders Beach

Self-catering cottage sleeping up to six guests, with great location and magnificent views, within w...

from R3000
1 night, 2 adults

African Beach Villa

Sleeps 8 Simons Town Self-catering in Simons Town
0.50km from Boulders Beach

African Beach Villa, is a brand new luxurious self-catering holiday home and caters for groups up t...

from R1000
1 night, 2 adults

Point of View

Sleeps 5 Simons Town Self-catering in Simons Town
0.57km from Boulders Beach

Point of View is a spacious and modern apartment that is fully furnished and situated on the edge of...

from R2500
1 night, 2 adults

African Bay House

Sleeps 8 Simons Town Self-catering in Simons Town
0.58km from Boulders Beach

African Bay House, is a brand new luxurious self catering holiday home and caters for groups from tw...

from R2400
1 night, 2 adults

Atlantic View House

Sleeps 8 Seaforth Self-catering in Seaforth
0.58km from Boulders Beach

Atlantic View House is a brilliantly positioned holiday home, situated in the heart of Simon's Town ...

from R1287
1 night, 2 adults

Magellan's Passage

Sleeps 12 Simons Town Country House in Simons Town
0.59km from Boulders Beach

Magellan's Passage Guest House celebrates the art of discovery. We are an Eco lodge situated on the ...

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