Scarborough Beach, Scarborough

4.9
#8 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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  • We were in Misty Cliffs joining our son, daughter in law and baby for four days. They rented a wonderful house up the cliffs. We had a beautiful view on the beach, ocean and cliffs. We experienced...  more »
  • We came here cos we have a Scarborough beach in Yorkshire. That beach is very good but this is excellent. Wonderful white sands and a gorgeous sea colour. The only thing lacking on this beach is...  more »
  • Scarborough is an all-tide, all-weather kind of beach. It is dog friendly and most dogs are off lead. Toilets available. Only a minute's drive from 3 restaurants/cafes.  more »
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