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Clifton Beaches

Victoria Road, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Type: Beaches
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: Clifton has 4 beaches, each of which is a little beach on its own, separated by boulders.  Fourth beach is the most common one.  Although the setting... more »
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Cape Town
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90 reviews 90 reviews
53 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

there are 4 separate bays each with it's own character. A good place to escape the "cape doctor" Down side are the many stairs to carry beach apparel.

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Stirling
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The beach is split into 4, with beach 1 being for family, and beach 4 the 'place to be seen'. We walked and sat on all of them, and liked beach 2 the best. The water is clear, and waves are pretty good. Beware that in spring the water is very cold! The only difficulty was that there are no... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

went here with my family for vacation and the place is simply breath taking. one of the beaches to be preserve. there are pipis also good to use as a bait for fishing.

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Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Obviously this is the place for the rich and famous. The beach are real nice. Only a short visit will do.

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Ruse, Bulgaria
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Some of the most beautiful beaches I have seen. Unfortunately for me even in summer the water was cold so cold, but it's worth every minute spent there. love this place, the sand, the ocean and the mountain....priceless

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The beaches are incredibly clean and the ocean beautifully blue. No wonder its always on the list of top beaches in the world. Please note parking is scarce so take the bus if possible and there are no shops nearby so you'll need to take everything with you!

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Melbourne
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Some of the most beautiful beaches I have seen, unfortunately in winter, so it was too cold to swim. The architecture along the way is incredibly impressive and winding coastal roads similar to The Great Ocean Road in Australia. The 12 Apostle Mountain range is one of the most beautiful landscapes I've seen, you'll need your best camera for this... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Clifton beaches (there are 4 all interlinked), are like nothing else. The sand is fine and brilliantly white. The water is clear, but cold. Second beach is the most popular, but each beach has its own different crowd making it easy to find one of the beaches that fits your mood or comfort. The beaches have a great vibe and... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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132 reviews 132 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

So relaxing so very nice better beach anywhere ? I suppose so yet for me I ask for no more Very good restaurants near by. Safe

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Pretoria, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I liked the cleanliness of the beach, the smooth sand and calmness of the place. I didn't like the cold waters.

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