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Boulders Beach

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Address: Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 786 2329
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The sheltered inlet of Boulders Beach is located in the Cape peninsula near...

The sheltered inlet of Boulders Beach is located in the Cape peninsula near Simon's Town. Here exists a protected colony of African penguins which can be viewed in their natural habitat via wooden walkways. There is also an excellent beach for swimming nearby.

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Beautiful coves - and penguins

There is a very gentle coastal path that is great to explore the coves, where you will see lots of penguins. The main colonies of penguins are in a bay that is a protected area... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is a very gentle coastal path that is great to explore the coves, where you will see lots of penguins. The main colonies of penguins are in a bay that is a protected area, with a small charge to enter - well worth it.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't miss this beautiful place and these amazing penguins, the white beaches, the huge granite boulders and the blue ocean make this place so special and a MUST visit.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent small beach, with rocks (or boulders) featuring the famous penguins. Passive and easy to photograph. Quite unique.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful spot with penguins and dassies. The boulders by the sea are impressive. Informative signage and boardwalks. A must if you like nature

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only is it brilliant to be so close to the penguins, this is a lovely beach for swimming too. Very fine sand and clear water. The rocks/boulders make a great playground for the kids and the penguins are oh so cute!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great beach, beautiful clean sand and clear blue water. And a beach with penguins around you is a great plus! Must visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing place where you can swim with african penguins, they are everywhere, and they not afraid of humans, and is also very nice enclosed beach where you can spend a whole day, especially advised for kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The penguins were incredible close to the boardwalk on the beach. It was great to see them so close. It's a well worth a stop. See the penguins, get ice cream from a vendor. Really great experience

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Fish Hoek, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great beach to swim with the penguins and wind free if you go down the road next to Simonstown golf club By the way it is the only golf club you can walk your do on and nobody can stop you as it is owned by the council and ratepayers have the right to use this council facility. If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There are two ways to see the Penguins at Boulders Beach - The most common, with the most (By far) penguins to see is to go to the fee area. Not very expensive and there are a lot of penguins. Or... Go instead to the beach on the left as you approach and walk down the public beach about 100... More 

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