Noordhoek Beach is one of the most stunning beaches you will find in the Cape Town area. At one end you will see Chapman’s Peak plunging into the sea, and at the other, the Kommetjie lighthouse and its backdrop is a national park-protected wetland at the foot of a magnificent mountain slope.
Beautiful white sand stretches for about 5 km on this lovely and unspoilt beach. The sea here can be rough and is freezing so is not renowned for great swimming conditions. Noordhoek Beach is however, a favourite with surfers and horse riders, many residents own horses and there are riding schools in the area! The Hoek, as it is known to surfers, is an excellent right beach break at the northern end that can hold large waves, only attempt it at low tide, it’s best with a south easterly wind.
Noordhoek Beach boasts its own shipwreck and in the middle of the beach, the rusted shell of the steamship Kakapo sticks out of the sand like a weird sculpture. It ran aground here in 1900, on its maiden voyage from Swansea, Wales to Sydney, Australia.
The beach is dog friendly, just remember to pick up after your pooch, so bring along the family, ball games, kites and a picnic basket and enjoy a fantastic day in an outstanding location.
Free, best during daylight hours. Dog Friendly.
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