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Foxy Beach

Simon's Town, South Africa
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Ranked #13 of 16 attractions in Simon's Town
Type: Beaches
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... more » 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. « less
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Sydney
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117 reviews 117 reviews
43 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
32 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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10 reviews 10 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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