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Address: Victoria Road, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Visit Clifton Beaches like an insider
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$63*
and up
Private Tour: Cape Town City Highlights

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"Simply Stunning"

Clifton Beach is a beautiful beach - great for photos (Sunsets are 1st prize). Lovely and clean for a walk or to relax (I am a Durban girl - water to cold for me). Loads of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Melanie B
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Durban South Africa
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Rye, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth seeing for the beauty. Coldest water I have ever been in---don't even think about swimming--fun to walk on beach.

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Durban South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Clifton Beach is a beautiful beach - great for photos (Sunsets are 1st prize). Lovely and clean for a walk or to relax (I am a Durban girl - water to cold for me). Loads of people around great atmosphere. Good choice of cafe's to enjoy a snack.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

One of the nicest beaches that we have seen. Great spot for pictures as you have a view of the 12 apostles behind the beach. There are also many nice cafe to stop and have lunch. Good way to spend an afternoon. Just beware of the hot sun.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A recommended must do on a hot day, the beach is pristine but even on a hot day the water is very cool. The beach was beautiful to walk along and explore. Heaps of people enjoying being outdoors.

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Mangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

evening visit is nice to have the diffrent colours of sun on the backdrops of mountain,every moment of sunset is beutiful full moon day visit is so nice as the sun and moon are visibale in almost same size very beutiful

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dbn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Driving to Camps Bay from Sea point you can see part of the beach and if you are a tourist will probably drive on by as there is little parking on the road above. But if you keep driving there are parking lots of the left and on the sea side of the road steps leading down to the beach.... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

More of an upscale part of Cape Town, but very scenic and beautiful! Very rich looking houses with fancy pools and fancy cars in this part of town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

One of Cape Towns best an absolute favorite for locals . one long beach divided into four by rocks,each with its own stairs from the road down. Although the water can be cold ,it does not deter from the beauty and spectacular views of the sea and the mountain. These are the beaches to be seen at .

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Long Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Loved these beaches. Found them much more relaxing and enjoyable compared to Camp's Bay because people weren't trying to sell you something or bother you for money every few minutes. Much more relaxing.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Cape Town's most popular beach, clean and a bit regulated, lined with restaurants and small hotels. If you are a casual visitor, parking can be a problem.

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