The beaches at Clifton, 3kms/ 1.7 m from Cape Town central, are basically divided into beaches 1,2,3 & 4 all smallish beaches, divided by rocks and all interconnected.
Beach 4 is the easiest to get to and is more family orientated.
Beaches 1 & 2 are accessed by walking down steep steps ruining down the side of the "mountain".
Beach 3 is also accessed down steep steps but can also easily be accessed from beach 4.
Even in summer the water temperature usually is a max of 22°C /69f.
Beach 3 is a topless beach