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At Fish Hoek Beach, a 2 km (1.2 mi) stretch of snowy white sand sweeps around a calm bay, providing plenty of tranquil spots to sit and catch some rays. You can try windsurfing, kayaking, or boogie boarding here, or look for restaurant facilities and a children's play area at the southern end of the shore. Put Fish Hoek Beach on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Cape Town day trip site.
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Fish Hoek Beach reviews
If you like actually swimming in the sea with the protection of a really cool bunch of life-savers, a shark net and shark spotters, on a clean beach to dry off on. It's my best place! The restaurant..... more
If you like actually swimming in the sea with the protection of a really cool bunch of life-savers, a shark net and shark spotters, on a clean beach to dry off on. It's my best place! The restaurant..... more »
Fish Hoek is a special place on the Cape Peninsula. The sale of alcohol has been banned here since 1918 by the decision of Governor Charles Somerset. However, in the 90s, after the victory over...
Fish Hoek is a special place on the Cape Peninsula. The sale of alcohol has been banned here since 1918 by the decision of Governor Charles Somerset. However, in the 90s, after the victory over... more »
Truly on the better beaches in Cape Town and it has multiple facilities on site to ensure that you have a good time and especially, that you are kept safe. Even during popular times, you can always find your own little spot on this beach as it is very long (but Long Beach is somewhere else). There is ample parking on site and multiple bathrooms available. Law enforcement offices are always on site and there are regular patrols, especially during the peak seasons. There have been shark attacks here in the past and they have shark spotters available as well the notification flags. There's also a handy explanation on what the flags mean. From November to March, from 9am to 5pm, they put the shark net out, and from April to October, the nets put out on weekend and public holidays, also from 9-5. There are lifeguards on duty and actively monitoring the surf. As you can see from the pics, the sands (yes, not snow) is an indicator that it can get very windy (mostly from about September to February) but there are spot you can find that are pretty protected from the wind. Great place to swim, relax, take a walk and have a good time.
Great beach with a shark net to keep visitors safe. There is a nice board walk offering some great views on the southern part of the beach. In the water there will be kayakers and kite surfers as well as swimmers.
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