Grotto Beach, Hermanus

4.7
#1 of 14 in Parks in Overstrand
Grotto Beach represents an unblemished coastal beauty suited for relaxation, bare-foot walks, and recreation. Located near a whale sanctuary, the seldom-crowded beach contains all sorts of facilities and amenities, including showers, public barbeques, wheelchair ramps, and sand volleyball areas. You can wind or wave surf here, or stop by one of the restaurants offering fresh seafood and all kinds of signature drinks. Take a look at our Hermanus trip planner to schedule your visit to Grotto Beach and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • You have the amazing mountain views at the back and the white beach and blue ocean in front of you. The beach is clean and an amazing experience for anyone who wants a blue flag beach experience.  more »
  • This was our last stop at the end of our holiday before heading for the airport homeward bound. There was a large busy car park with attendants to pay. The views of the sea and coastline are spectacul...  more »
  • Beautiful beach, big, quiet almost deserted. Clean water and a few waves, nice to bathe in summer
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