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Address: Victoria Road, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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There are four (well, maybe five beaches -- Moses Beach is seasonal) associated with the name Clifton Beaches. They have granite boulders and white sand. Moses Beach has papyrus... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

There are four (well, maybe five beaches -- Moses Beach is seasonal) associated with the name Clifton Beaches. They have granite boulders and white sand. Moses Beach has papyrus plants and is under water much of the time. The fourth beach is valued by the glamorous and well-to-do with families. Many yachts anchor in this area. The other three beaches... More 

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful white sand. Clean and neat. Perfect beach to just relax and enjoy life. Set aside an entire day just sitting, sunbathing and taking in the beauty.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

As a local, I would recommend the beaches as follow: Fourth beach - this is the largest beach, is the furthest south (near Camps Bay side) and is near the car park. This beach is frequented by families and children and there are life guards on duty. Toilets. Third beach – it is a smaller beach, you will find less... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Fantastic atmosphere, nestled among mountains, white sand so fine it squeaks beneath your feet, no stores on the beach or beachfront, just some vendors of drinks and ice-creams. Somewhat marred by beach-bat players and the like on the main beach, which is very body-beautiful; go to one of the smaller ones if you prefer quiet. Freezing water; dry heat...it's better... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I love these beaches because it is so beautiful with the amazing houses and mountain behind you. From the parking it is a bit of a walk which is great because you don't have any cars close to the beach.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Not for everyone. The water is freezing cold. Its best at sunset for a long walk along the shore. But on a hot summer's day it is best avoided. The traffic is terrible, the beach is too full.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Spread your blankie perfectly timed for sunset on Fourth Beach kic bac and drift into a truly magnificent scene straight out of a travel magazine while watching Chinese lanterns lift off into forever

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Beautiful set of beaches absolutely ruined by development of apartments and hotels along the ocean front limiting parking and access.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Difficult to access...narrow road...parking shortage and high risks with thieves breaking in your car! Clifton is the CT mecca for super rich but not easily accessible....Unless you have a rich friend living there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you haven't yet thought about it, the most important fact is that the water is cold. This is on the atlantic ocean side. Go east. If you want to swim (comforable), Indian ocean is the place. But Clifton is nice. Not crowded.

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Address: Victoria Road, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central

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