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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

The beach and water was clean. But it was our first experience of cape town waters. It was very cold. We went on a not so clear and sunny day; so it was a bit of a spoiler for us. On road car parking can be tricky at peak times.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

The beaches and promenade at Clifton are well know for the evening vibe - considering the cold temp of the sea not the ideal swimming spot although if you can brave it...go for it.

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Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The white sands of Clifton are filled with gorgeous bodies, one can feel a bit intimidated if you're on the chubby side. The water is freezing, parking is an issue and the walk down is a bit of a schlep. But it's a must visit

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Abbotsford, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Being a weekday, end of the winter, the beach was quiet, clean and beautiful. 5 of our group of 10 went in the water .... brrr. Close proximity to good lunch restaurants, sitting on the terrace in warm sunshine .... can't beat it!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Very nice area. Nice beach. Peace and quiet. We just passed by because the tour did not include it, but its very lovely place.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Clifton beaches are 4 beaches separated by large boulders. I have only been to 2, 3 and 4; the last one being my favourite. All are nice and sandy but the waters were freezing cold. I have been told by the locals that the westcoast waters are usually cold because of the currents from the south. But regardless, the beaches... More

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Newport Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Recommend a tour of the beach drive. I booked a tour with Thompsons and very glad I did. Traveling solo. I was joined by three couples from different parts of the world Fun! Our tour guide was a native SoAfrican and had a wealth of information. Our tour included a boat trip to Seal Island, lunch stop and viewing the... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Clifton 4th beach is my favorite beach to go to on a sunny day. White sand and blue waters with the mountain in the back. Best beach by far!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Beautiful beaches,clear waters and sand. If you are a fan of the sea i guess you could swim but its ice cold! Not so full during this time but always be weary of your personal belongings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Clifton beache is wonderful, great place, lots of bars and good food & wines. Meet lovely peple from Capetown, the so called "Black Diamands".

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