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Sandy Bay

Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Sandy Bay is the unofficial "nudist beach", kept private by no direct vehicle access. This highly...
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Sandy Bay is the unofficial "nudist beach", kept private by no direct vehicle access. This highly inaccessible beach offers a tranquil setting and a good break for surfing.
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful beach. Go during busy time as it is quite secluded. Would advise that you take the route from Lundadno and not from Hout Bay. The walk from Lundadno is flat while the route from Hout Bay is quite steep and a difficult walk. On the beach people mind their own business. Nobody has an issue whether... More 

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I fully agree this could be a wonderful beach, it is in fact a lovely beach, yes the water is freezing ice cold and not many people can actually swim as a result but the setting is lovely for a picnic if not a swim. For me I could only stay in the water for literally three seconds before turning... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

no matter what time of day , you go , it a nice walk down to the beach , looking out over the rocks to sea , once on the beach , find you spot and enjoy the sandy beach nice just to walk up and down the beach with the wind on your body and sun shineing down you... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
66 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

when i first found sandy bay i was so happy. finally a beach i could call nature. i love coming here for the quietness and peace. but remember this is also an optional beach so if you are prude it might not be your best place to visit. it used to be one of the few beaches with no restriction... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great beautiful gay nude beach. The water is clean and clear and the sand soft and warm. I bit of a walk but truly beautiful and easy. Felt safe and had no trouble. Saw whales. There are snacks and drinks available in the parking lot.

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We went down a couple of weeks ago and were glad that we did. The wind was moderate. Strong wind had prevented previous attempts when we stayed at the mini-beach and rocks and noted lurkers around. :( This time, there were about 4 straight couples, about 4 male couples and the odd single male. We discovered we had gone to... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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61 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Forty minuit drive towards Llandudno beach then you see the sign to sandy bay. Down the hull, find the small parking lot, and buy your water. Walk "beyond" the sign that says (No nudity beyond this point" 15 minuit trail to reach the beach, which I think is fine since gives a sense of seclusion. Initially rocky then sandy. Beautiful... More 

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Cape town
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We and my wife went there not knowing what to expect and our first time at a nude beach...my wife enjoyed it she could get a full tan and everyone there was just doing there thing and veryy passive place will definitly go there again .there was one guy that kept wlking pass wen my widfe took her cloths off... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Have been in Cape Town the last 8 days and frequented sandy back 4 times! Was the best experience and escape from the crowds at camps bay, plus with the added liberation of being in the buff. The walk although long, seems to no longer matter once you absorb the spectacular views and environment. It takes about 10-15mins walk and... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Visited Sandy Bay yesterday as we wanted to make the most of our last couple of days in Cape Town and we were very glad that we did. Very easy to find and as we are slightly out of season parking was easy. The sceanic walk along the path took about 15 minutes and passed by very quickly as we... More 

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