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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.

Things to do in Hout Bay

Accommodation near Hout Bay Beach

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...
from R1080
per night for 2 guests

The Salt House

2 Reviews
Sleeps 19 in 8 rooms

Nestled between mountains and the ocean of Hout Bay, the Salt House is an 8 bedroom guest house. There are eight rooms available being the...
from R1350
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SeaCliffe II

Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

SeaCliffe II is located in an upmarket suburb named Hout Bay in Cape Town. This lovely bright two bedroom apartment can accommodate up to...
from R1200
per night for 2 guests

House Cherry

22 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

House Cherry is uniquely located in the best area of Hout Bay overlooking the sea. It sits above the world-famous Chapman’s Peak Drive,...
from R1200
per night for 2 guests

Placid Pines

5 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Placid Pines is a lovely self-catering unit situated close to Constantia Nek and adjacent to the Orange Kloof Nature Reserve. It is located...
from R750
per night for 2 guests

Abalone Beach Cottages

13 Reviews
Sleeps 9 in 2 rooms

Abalone Beach Cottages are luxurious and include a duplex apartment and a garden apartment, both with fantastic sea and mountain views. The...
from R900
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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