About Camps Bay Beach

The stunning setting, pristine white sands and dazzling blue waters leave no doubt as to why Camps Bay Beach was awarded Blue Flag Beach status. One of the few Cape Town beaches on the Western Seaboard that is not protected from the south east wind, Camps Bay Beach is still very popular and quite frenetic with families, stylish singles, tourists, the lot.

Camps Bay Beach is really wide, backed by a row of palm trees, a busy road and a bank of fashionable restaurants and coffee shops that overlook the beach. And it's one of the best sunset spots. In the summer months it’s not uncommon to spot famous faces who are regular visitors to Cape Town with the paparazzi lurking incognito behind beach umbrellas.

Mediterranean and vibey, the ultra wide Camps Bay Beach hosts numerous events like the international beach volleyball tournaments and the popular Summer Beach Festival. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer and beach vendors stroll about supplying beach bums with ice creams and cold drinks.

If you have young kids or just hate munching sand with your picnic, then grab a spot on the lawn next to the tidal pool – you can even braai here and children can swim safely without fear of being swept off to Australia. And if you’re feeling energetic, there’s a great walk from Camps Bay Beach to neighbouring Glen Beach, a stunning little cove with good surf. From there you can stroll past Maiden's Cove, Bachelor's Cove and finally to Clifton 4th Beach. Take Victoria Road for a brisk march back to Camps Bay beachfront.

At the end of a tough day soaking up the sun’s rays, wander over to one of the many stylish beachfront restaurants and bars for sun-downers and the spectacular sunsets.

Things to do in Camps Bay

Accommodation near Camps Bay Beach

Number Two

23 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Number Two is a modern, secure, self-contained apartment in the most wonderful location in Camps Bay, and is only a one-minute walk to the...
from R800
per night for 2 guests

Tree Tops, Camps Bay

54 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Tree Tops is a brand new holiday apartment in Camps Bay that is only one minute's walk to the beachfront, coffee shops and restaurants. ...
from R900
per night for 2 guests

Atlanta Apartments

8 Reviews
Sleeps 17 in 4 rooms

Atlanta Apartments is an upmarket block of four apartments, situated on the sea in sheltered Bali Bay, a five-minute flat walk from the...
from R1000
per night for 2 guests

The Bay Hotel

1 Review
Sleeps 91 in 38 rooms

With the majestic Twelve Apostle mountain range as a back drop and the Atlantic Ocean less than a minutes walk away, The Bay Hotel boasts...
from R1980
per night for 2 guests

Villa Serenita

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

This stunning villa has one of the best views in Camps Bay. From the living areas and all the bedrooms, one looks out at an expansive view...

Villa Atlantica Boutique Gues...

6 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 7 rooms

Nestled between the magnificent 12 Apostle Mountain Range and the breath taking Atlantic Ocean lies...
from R1350
per night for 2 guests

Camps Bay Beach Map

Camps Bay Beach is 0.7km from the centre of Camps Bay , the nearest airport 24.6km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Other things to do near Camps Bay

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Get aerial and go up in the cableway for awesome panoramic views of Cape Town - the most...
The sugar-white sand of Clifton 4th Beach is usually sardine packed with beautiful people...
Just around the rocky corner of Clifton's famous 4th Beach you'll find the smaller 3rd Beach. 3rd...