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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  • great small beach clean and dog friendly lovely walk even when windy spent 3 days in the town accomadation was also great. local pub also good and friendly  more »
  • This unspoilt beach of white sand is generally frequented by the locals who enjoy all sorts of beach activities. To the right is a long stretch of rocks, with interesting rock pools and lots of mussel...  more »
  • The beaches that border the African continent are beautiful and charming and Scarborough was a find. This is a beach not very known, hardly has reviews on specialized sites, perhaps is highlighted in google maps and is one of the last beaches booking "Table Mount National Park" on the M65 near the Misty Cliffs. Almost deserted Beach, with great stretch of white sand for long walks and rough seas where few surfers venture due to the low temperature of the water. Quiet, quiet, surrounded by the mountains, with a village of locals (with quiet parking and toilets to support), perfect for a picnic and dazzle the spectacular sunset.
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