Scarborough Beach, Scarborough

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#9 of 18 in Beaches in Cape Town
Unplug at Scarborough Beach, a rocky stretch of sand next to a tranquil suburb of Cape Town lying on the Atlantic seaboard. Nestled at the foot of Slangkop and Red Hill, the beach takes in thundering waves providing an excellent surfing spot. Body boarding, kite surfing, kayaking and windsurfing are also popular here. There are many rock pools and you can take a long scenic windswept walk enjoying the scenery of the waves just underneath the mountains. Take a dip or observe fisherman brining their daily catch ashore or even fish for some crayfish yourself. There are a couple of restaurants and a small shop providing minimal but sufficient amenities. See Scarborough Beach and all Cape Town has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cape Town trip planner.
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  • This is probably my favourite beach in the Cape Town environs albeit that it is a bit of a trip to get there from the city centre and is the last resort before you are in the Cape of Good Hope Nationa...  more »
  • Scarborough is a hidden gem within the Cape Town Metropole. Close enough to the city, but far enough away to feel like you are away. Has a lovely beach with rocks for kids to play in either side, Cape...  more »
  • What an absolutely lovely beach!! Came across it by chance and stayed a while. The amenities are a little sparse, but the beach itself more than makes up for it. Definitely one to visit!!  more »
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