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“Reminiscent of better days + Delightful Beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Voelklip Beach

Voelklip Beach
7th Avenue, Hermanus, South Africa
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Ranked #4 of 28 things to do in Hermanus
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Saar, Bahrain
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“Reminiscent of better days + Delightful Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Hermanus's Voelklip Beach will always hold a special place in my heart; almost every summer as a kid, it would be where I looked forward to going to for about a month, only a ten-minute walk away from my grandparents' house. The beach is on the sheer face of a very small cliff, which has a grassy top that is absolutely perfect for suntanning and for keeping your things; towels, bags, etc. Leading off of the cliff is a small wooded area that leads onto Grotto beach about a ten minute walk away, which makes for a great afternoon walk. Voelklip Beach can get really dangerous, with 2m waves during high tide, but makes for an absolutely delightful swim during low tide on a hot summer's day. It's easily my favourite swimming beach in the Hermanus area.

Visited January 2013
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Itala, Italy
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“Hangout for the youngsters”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Voelklip Beach is were you go to be seen. A small beach filled choc-a-block with sun loving holiday makers in season. The beach were the surfers and body boarders hang out. Grotto beach is better for young families as there are more space.

Visited March 2013
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Paris, France
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“Family favourite in Hermanus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Voelklip beach is wonderful for kids and their parents! Lots of rocks to explore, a beautiful beach, rolling waves for boogie boarding. At low tide one can walk from Voelklip to the other beaches. There are ablution facilities and ample parking and a restaurant just up the road.

Visited March 2013
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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“Impressive place to see waves crashing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Went we went here the sea was very rough but it was fantastic seeing the waves crashing over the rocks. Too rough to swim but couldn't resist a paddle.

Visited October 2012
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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“Great for families”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

our kids loved boogie boarding on this beach every day. currents can be strong and there is no lifeguard but just keep your eye on them!

Visited February 2013
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