About 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.

Things to do in Hout Bay

Accommodation near Hout Bay Beach

Beach House Guest House - Hou...

21 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 9 rooms

The Beach House Guest House offers a harmonious blend of décor and architectural style reflecting...
from R700
per night for 2 guests

Montana Muse

41 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Featuring an indoor Jacuzzi Bath with a spectacular view! Montana Muse offers accommodation where you can holiday in comfortable luxury....
from R900
per night for 2 guests

Villa Hout Bay Heights

12 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 6 rooms

Villa Hout Bay Heights is in a magnificent position high on the mountain slopes of Hout Bay. It offers panoramic views of the mountains,...
from R850
per night for 2 guests

Flora Bay Resort

13 Reviews
Sleeps 52 in 15 rooms

Boasting its own private beach, Flora Bay Resort offers self-catering accommodation within walking distance from Hout Bay centre. The...
from R1200
per night for 2 guests

Pondicherry Paradise

Sleeps 5 in 2 rooms

Pondicherry Paradise is situated in the small fishing town of Hout Bay. The house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and one guest toilet....
from R2299
per night for 2 guests

Beach Road Mews

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Beach Road Mews is located in Hout Bay, in a complex on the beachfront. This unit has been recently renovated and is now equipped with...
from R1500
per night for 2 guests

Hout Bay Beach Map

Hout Bay Beach is 0.6km from the centre of Hout Bay , the nearest airport 28.3km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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