Long Beach in Kommetjie, Western Cape
Long Beach, which borders on Noordhoek Beach, is popular with surfers, owing to the powerful waves fom the Atlantic Ocean which rise up over rocky reefs formed by hard sandstone. The soft white sand stretches for 8 km between Slangkop Lighthouse and the Chapman's Peak mountains and is perhaps the most unspoiled and protected beach on the Atlantic Cape Coast. Owing to its immense size the overcrowding that hits most Cape beaches is not a problem here.
Another great walk is around Bird Island at the Kommetjie slipway where boats are launched during 'kreef' season. From here you can stroll along the catwalk until you reach the Outer Kom, one of the famous surf spots.
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