Scarborough Beach, Scarborough

4.8
#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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  • Wonderful beach to enjoy a relaxing stroll away from the crowds and able to relax in a beautiful setting with lovely views.  more »
  • This beach is absolutely stunning. It's not full of crowds and is quite secluded even over a holiday period. We had such a lovely morning just walking along the shore and the kids collected shells and...  more »
  • One of the wildest beaches I've ever seen. in that moment I wanted to have a cabin and stay to live there surfing or simply enjoying life.
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