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Foxy Beach

Address: Simon's Town, South Africa
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Ranked #15 of 19 things to do in Simon's Town
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Though enticing for its fine white sand and clear blue surf, there’s no swimming at this beach—at...
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: 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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Bagnone, Italia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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Sydney
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149 reviews 149 reviews
67 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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 

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Cheongju, South Korea
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 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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Foz do Iguacu, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

There are two ways to get to Foxy beach, some people swim over from nearby Simon's Town which is probably not really permitted or enter via the National Park Entrance and expect to pay 45 rand per adult. Access to the beach is wooden walkways over the beach habitat, you will find information boards and excellent views of the Penguins... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

There is something soothing about watching this African Penguin colony go about their daily routine! They are cute to watch as they waddle in and out of the ocean, but also very interesting to watch on the beach and the boulders. It is really worth reading the leaflet you are provided with as you entire and take in the facts... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

On the positive side: The facility offers a nice experience to see African Penguins at close quarters. It is generally kept in good repair including cloakrooms. The information boards and brochures are good. On the negative side: Because of proximity to Cape Town it is much more expensive to enter than at similar spots along the coast. The wooden walkways... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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37 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

A beautiful small beach set amongst huge boulders, and see the odd African Penguin swim or waddle past. Truly a amazing place, tranquil and serene especially off season, highly recommended.

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