Our Favorite 5 Secret Beaches.
Jenna Robinson Child
Bakoven (Beta and Bali)
Beta Beach and Bali Beach (also known as Robyn's Beach) have a series of coves and pools.
There are two idyllic spots hidden between the boulders and sheltered from the wind.
Low tide is best for maximum beach space.
Location: From Victoria Road (M6), turn right into Beta Road, park and follow the footpath between the houses to the beach. To reach Bali Beach, it's best to walk along the coast from Camps Bay tidal pool (there is no road access).
Between Camps Bay and Llandudno, Oudekraal is a well-known and popular spot offering stunning views, but without the entry fee and braai facilities. Perfect for a picnic and dip or bring along your kayak and go for an adventure.
Location: On Victoria Road out of Camps Bay, after about 4km you will spot the sign and small parking area. (If you pass the 12 Apostles Hotel, you've gone too far.)
In Simon's Town, this beautiful secluded bay has stunning views and a private day beach in one of Cape Town's most popular seaside locations. and if you are lucky you may see some penguins as well.
Location: From the Seaforth Beach parking lot, follow the paved pathway past the back of the restaurant and go through a wooden gate on your left.
Around the corner from the famous penguin colony, is this stunning beach surrounded by granite boulders, perfect for snorkeling and exploring the array of sea life. This beach is also great for swimming and the water is shallow and calm enough for the kids to enjoy as well.
Location: Accessed via Bellevue Road, off the M4 (which goes to Boulders); turn right into Links Crescent and follow it to the end.
This Blue Flag beach resort has a beautiful stretch of coastline that offers safe swimming and breathtaking views. It has a tidal pool, picnic, and braai facilities for the perfect day at the beach.
visitors are limited to 250 so go early to secure your spot!
Location: Take the Silwerstroom Road turn-off from the R27, 13km north of Melkbosstrand
Sources used: Inside Guide and Google.
Main Photo by Finding Dan | Dan Grinwis on Unsplash
Important note: Visit beaches during daylight hours, be aware of the tides.
Swimming in the sea after dark is not advisable and alcohol is not permitted.
Take care of the environment - don't litter and don't pitch up in large groups for a party, blaring loud music.
Author Ian Heyns