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Though enticing for its fine white sand and clear blue surf, there’s no...

Though enticing for its fine white sand and clear blue surf, there’s no swimming at this beach—at least not for humans. Foxy Beach is strictly reserved for African penguins.

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So Crowded. Sand is so soft

The sand is like powder. The Ocean has different shades of green and blue. Over the horizon is the mountain range with the cloud on top. The sea is quite cold. But there were so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The sand is like powder. The Ocean has different shades of green and blue. Over the horizon is the mountain range with the cloud on top. The sea is quite cold. But there were so many people playing here that is was quite hard to find a patch to call our own. There are public toilets further up if you... More 

Thank youke_worldwide
Vernon, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

You get to come very close to the Penquins on the beach and rocks..easy to get to by train from Capetown and then a couple of mile walk to foxy bay or take a taxi.

Thank Ted S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is an excellent place to view peguins. You can get very close to them, take pictures. You are not allowed to touch them or feed them because they bite. Great to see these lovely birds in their natural habitat. Wonderful experience. Entrance to the park is R65 per person (adult).

Thank sarahtheblue
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280 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Foxy beach is where you come face to face with the penguins. You can spend time just watching them hang out on the sand, cavorting in the water or squabbling among themselves. Of course they completely ignore the tourists!

Thank GitaChennai
North Carolina
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199 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Best place to see penguins in their own habitat! It was fabulous. Learned a lot about the African penguin. These guys are adorable. Keep protecting them!

Thank Condocat
Simon's Town, South Africa
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Boulders SAN Park is actually including both Foxy Beach and Boulders Beach and one has to pay to get access. Even though the colony is also known as The Boulders Beach Colony, the viewing platforms and most of the penguins are located at Foxy Beach. The wooden viewing walkways and decks at Foxy Beach provide excellent observation of the... More 

Thank Durkfd
Bagnone, Italia
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38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

it's a very beautiful place to sunbathe, although a bit windy but the best of it is that I could find a big colony of penguins. I loved this place and I'll most probably be back

Thank giusimag
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212 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Our tour guide took us to this beach on our day trip from Cape Town to the Cape of Good Hope. It was one of the highlights of our outing. It is well organised with boardwalks through the bushes and down along the beach. At the beginning of the boardwalk, there were only a few penguins but, when we got... More 

Thank Stephen B
Cheongju, South Korea
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43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The setting of Foxy beach is everything. It's relatively sheltered from the beach by the wind. A barrier of rocks and seaweed along the mouth of the small bay ensures that sharks don't wander into the shallows thus making it an ideal spot for snorkelling when the south easterly wind isn't blowing too viciously. The only concern at the moment... More 

Thank KtotheX
Ashford, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I have nothing against this well managed facility indeed it snares so many tourists that the adjoining and publicly accessible beaches are largely ignored. I just head south for a couple of hundred metres and have my own private penguin encounter where I can swim with them if the water is warm enough.

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