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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Though the beach is still popular, the elegant splendor that once graced...

Though the beach is still popular, the elegant splendor that once graced this seaside resort community barely shows through the paved-over streets, fast-food eateries and shopping centers.

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Small town, some decent restaurants and nice beach

Our expectations were low based on a guidebook review, but we were pleasantly surprised. A large beach popular with surfers and the young, university aged people. Numerous... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Matthew M
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London
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London
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our expectations were low based on a guidebook review, but we were pleasantly surprised. A large beach popular with surfers and the young, university aged people. Numerous restaurants were on the front, plus there is a pool area and pavillion with mini-golf and a small 3 slide water park for teenagers.

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Pender Island, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although it is mainly know for its surfing, the beach is great for long walks and wading. The water is warmer than on the Atlantic side such as at Camps Bay. There are lots of restaurants next to the beach and the atmosphere is made more exciting with all the youthful energy of the surfers

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

a beautiful if windy place to walk the beach . The water was chilly but the beach was unpolluted and beautiful.

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Hermanus, Cape Town
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Muizenberg Beach front is beautiful. Ideal for surfing and swimming. It also has a lovely walkway along the beach if you cannot walk on the sand. Lots of parking and good security. Many restaurants on beach front.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect spot to learn to surf. Loads of surf shops where you can hire surf boards and wetsuits plus get and instructor.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best beaches to swim in CT. Make sure you go before around midday otherwise you will get blown off the beach. Great falafel at the corner shop. Head down into Palmer St - lots of up and coming designers, hip cafes - old school Muizenberg.

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Steamboat CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Muizenberg offers easy parking right at the beach, great pedestrian walkway to St James Beach-Kalk Bay-Fish Hoek, great cafes and shops, gorgeous beaches.

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a cute little beach town that's very chilled. We were lucky that we had a few days of milder winds, so we had a go at surfing (rented a surfboard and wetsuit for R110 for 2 hrs) on what our more experienced friend dubbed "beginners waves". Actually, there were a LOT of beginners out there, including little kids who... More 

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Pinetown, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think all of us remember the brightly colored change rooms that is part of the Muizenberg beach. It was both a walk down memory lane and a happy day to spend with some fine local people. A must visit if you are in Cape Town.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big open sandy beach with big surf and often a howling gale especially in the afternoon. There are always surfers here from early to dusk so it's a great place to watch them from the upstairs of the row of cafes behind the beach. Best value food Lucky Fish, nicest view Live Bait, good alternative Tigers Milk the music is... More 

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