About 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.

Things to do in Camps Bay

Accommodation near Glen 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 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

Primi Seacastle

5 Reviews
Sleeps 20 in 10 rooms

Primi Seacastle is located on the Camps Bay beachfront, virtually on top of the beach, with Table Mountain as a majestic backdrop. The...
from R1550
per night for 2 guests

Glen Beach Map

Glen 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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