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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.

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Accommodation near Hout Bay Beach

Stoney View

2 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Stoney View is situated in the charming seaside town of Hout Bay, along the Atlantic Seaboard.A comfortable and elegant self-catering 2...
R1100
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Flora Bay Resort

19 Reviews
Sleeps 66 in 22 rooms

Boasting its own private beach, Flora Bay Resort offers self-catering accommodation within walking distance from Hout Bay centre. The...
R935
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Silvermist Wine Estate

7 Reviews
Sleeps 31 in 10 rooms

Silvermist is situated on the forested slopes of Constantia Nek, within the Table Mountain National Park (WHS). Our rustic and luxurious 60...
R1280
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ZenCapeTown Holiday House

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

ZenCapeTown Holiday house is a unique property with a rustic farm-style elegance. It is nestled in the green valley of Scott Estate, close...
R1960
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Manners Manor

16 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Manners Manor is a two-bedroom, self-catering apartment that can accommodate up to four people in two double bedrooms; one room can offer...
R1500
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Tranquility

Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Welcome to TranquilityTranquility is located in a quiet cul-de-sac surrounded by mountains and forests, nestled high up in the Hout Bay...
R800
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Hout Bay Beach Map

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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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