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Clifton Beaches, Cape Town

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The playground for wealthy locals, Clifton Beaches include a series of sand strips divided by large granite rocks. Overlooked by Lion's Head Hill, the beaches offer a chance to cool off in the cool water, surf, or participate in a game of beach volleyball. Popular with surfers and families alike, the cliff-fringed sandy shore offers scenic views of the ocean and protection from the infamous winds that prevail in the area. To visit Clifton Beaches on your trip to Cape Town, use our Cape Town online sightseeing planner.
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  • great beaches, lifeguards on duty. Cold water but during summer the sun warms you up! Clifton 2nd is defs my fav not as busy as 4th and 3rd and the vibes are just everything. Feels like I'm in a day....  more
    great beaches, lifeguards on duty. Cold water but during summer the sun warms you up! Clifton 2nd is defs my fav not as busy as 4th and 3rd and the vibes are just everything. Feels like I'm in a day....  more »
  • we did not see any gay people on third beach but then again, it was cold. Very beautiful small beaches 
    we did not see any gay people on third beach but then again, it was cold. Very beautiful small beaches  more »
  • Nice beach but I think it is very overrated. There are much better beaches around Cape Town in my opinion. 
    Nice beach but I think it is very overrated. There are much better beaches around Cape Town in my opinion.  more »
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  • We always love going there whether we are a large group of friends and family or a smaller, intimate family or friends group or even as a solo visitor it's always worth my time as the place is always fun with the most beautiful sights and scenery. It's also enclosed so can't get too busy and too full with too many people. I love getting there early, spending the whole day and having a good time. There are always security guards inspecting the place incase some misbehaved people bring alcohol which is not allowed on the beach. They are friendly and great to interact with. There are also Municipal workers every morning cleaning up the beach so it's always clean. The water is lovely and cool, very much needed for these hot African summer days and everyone has a good time from young people to the oldest
  • Clifton beach is one of the best beaches to visit when in Cape Town. It is not too far from the city centre and easy access for everyone. The beach is very clean and safe for everyone and hiring of chairs and umbrellas are also available at the beach and a great place to see the sunset. The beach can get very crowdy by both locals and visitors so get there early to get a nice spot. There are also some great place to eat and drink such as The Bungalow.
  • One of the most stunning locations in Cape Town that you should see is Clifton Fourth Beach. It occasionally gets windy. Even when it's sunny, the water there is so cold that it makes swimming difficult, but overall it's the finest place to spend your holiday.
  • This beach is very beautiful, Especially at sunset. I really enjoyed it, and I recommend it
  • Clifton 4th is one of Cape Towns most beautiful, exotic beaches which locals often describe as a piece of heaven !

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