Cape Town - the place to be for kitesurfing!
Muizenberg Beach is a very popular beach, well known for it's slightly warmer ocean.
The sandy shoreline stretches over 200m with approximately 200 parking bays. This beach has been at the top of the Cape Town beach list for a good 100 years, and attracts visitors from all around. The beach strip offers a number of tasty eateries, as well as awesome little shops. You can still see the colourful changing booths that were once in action, which can now be found in 100's of photographs.
Amenities at Muizenberg Beach
This beach is popular for families as its nearby Pavilion offers a water slide, outdoor swimming pool, and a putt-putt (mini-golf) course. The walk along the Muizenberg promenade offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy the beach, the rock pools, as well as engage in some whale watching (June to November). There are numerous restaurants and interesting shops in the back beach area, as well as local beach vendors who sell a variety of snacks, cold drinks, fast food and ice creams.
Muizenberg Beach Activities
- Swimming in the sea and tidal pool
- Sporting activities (volleyball, beach soccer, and touch rugby)
- Putt-putt at nearby pavilion
- Outdoor swimming pool and water slide
Learn to Surf at Muizenberg Beach
"Surfer's Corner", at the end of the beach, is an awesome spot for novice or beginner surfers, and the area offers a number of local surf shops which also offer lessons to beginners and hire out boards.
Animals on Muizenberg Beach
Horses are not allowed on this beach. Dogs are allowed - during the off-peak season which is between April and November. During peak season which is December to March, they are only allowed on the beach between 18:00 - 09:00, and all year round they must strictly be on a leash to avoid a hefty fine.
Safety and Accessibility
There are lifesavers on duty at all times, as well as shark spotters, as well as disability access.
A contact person for this beach is Edwin Genade, who can be reached on 082 440 9998 for more info.
~ Photo slider credit to Justin Coetzee ~
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