Camps Bay Beach

Camps Bay Beach showing a sandy beach and a coastal town
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See and be seen, admire beautiful sunsets and go hiking in the famous Twelve Apostles at one of Cape Town’s most stylish beaches.

Enjoy the glorious soft sand, deep blue water and sophisticated ambiance of Camps Bay Beach. This attractive beach fronts Camps Bay, one of Cape Town’s most exclusive coastal suburbs. Mingle with the sun-kissed and well-heeled beachgoers, observe surfers and relax with a picnic while marveling at the spectacular natural setting.

The beach possesses a Blue Flag certification, which means that it meets a set of stringent criteria such as safety, services and water quality. Find a quiet spot to lay down your towel or rent a sunbed from one of the many vendors. Swim in the tranquil tidal pool or take a refreshing dip in the cold Atlantic Ocean water, although be wary of strong currents. Lifeguards patrol the beach during the summer months.

Bring your own food and enjoy a scenic picnic on the palm-fringed grass lawns that frame the beach. Watch the waves break on the seashore and look back to see the jagged peaks of the Twelve Apostles mountains. Stroll to the northern end of the beach, cross the rocks to Glen Beach where you can watch surfers ride rolling waves.

Behind the beach is Victoria Road, a lively boulevard lined with bars, pubs and restaurants. Sit at one of several pavement terraces, order a beer, cocktail or glass of wine and spend a moment people-watching. Arrive late in the afternoon and grab a prime spot to enjoy a memorable sunset. Browse the market stalls and shops for African art and handicrafts.

For some adventure, go hiking along the trails that wind through Table Mountain National Park and the Twelve Apostles. Climb to 2,195-feet (669-meter) tall Lion’s Head for impressive views and the chance to paraglide back down.

Camps Bay Beach is about a 15-minute drive from Cape Town city center. Get here via public buses and a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Parking can be hard to secure during the busy summer months so arrive early to get a spot close to the sand.

Top Hotels Close to Camps Bay Beach

The Bay Hotel
The Bay Hotel
4.5 out of 5
69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8040
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The price is $241 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
$241
per night
Dec 13 - Dec 14
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Cape Town. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 outdoor pools, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (332 reviews)
"One of our favorite hotels whenever we travel"

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2022

The Bay Hotel
The Marly Boutique Hotel
The Marly Boutique Hotel
5 out of 5
201 The Promenade, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8005
The price is $466 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
$466
per night
Dec 9 - Dec 10
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Cape Town. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (99 reviews)
"The position of The zMarly was fabulous., right on the beach and close to restaurants and tour services. Just fabulous!!"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2022

The Marly Boutique Hotel
South Beach Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
South Beach Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
5 out of 5
6 Link Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8005
The price is $311 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$311
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Cape Town. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy beds in our ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (171 reviews)
Excellent stay at South Beach Boutique Hotel
"Excellent 6 night stay at South Beach Boutique Hotel. The room/suite was spacious and clean. Staff super friendly, Great location and walking distance to some excellent restaurants. Would definitely stay there again next time we are in Cape Town."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

South Beach Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Place on the Bay Self-Catering
Place on the Bay Self-Catering
3.5 out of 5
Corner of Van Kamp and Victoria Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8005
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The Bay Hotel
The Bay Hotel
4.5 out of 5
69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8040
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The Marly Boutique Hotel
The Marly Boutique Hotel
5 out of 5
201 The Promenade, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8005
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South Beach Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
South Beach Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
5 out of 5
6 Link Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8005
South Beach Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
POD Camps Bay
POD Camps Bay
5 out of 5
3 Argyle Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8005
POD Camps Bay
Primi Seacastle
Primi Seacastle
4 out of 5
15 Victoria Road Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8040
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Ocean View House
Ocean View House
4 out of 5
33 Victoria Road - Bakoven, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8005
Ocean View House
Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel
Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel
5 out of 5
31 Francolin Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8005
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President Hotel
President Hotel
4 out of 5
4 Alexander Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001
President Hotel
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