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Clifton beach has something of a reputation with the trendy set in Cape Town and is a haven for international jetsetters.

Together with its immaculate white sands and glistening water, their bronzing bodies and designer sunglasses grace Clifton’s 4th beach with sufficient glamour and eco-savvy to deserve not only the ‘see and be seen’ status it has acquired but its blue flag status as well.

The upmarket suburb of Clifton lies just beyond Bantry Bay, between Sea Point and Camps Bay, in one of the most superb settings against the backdrop of Table Mountain.

The beaches at Clifton are divided into four distinct coves by stretches of granite boulders and, whilst they may not be very imaginatively named, 1st, 2nd 3rd and 4th, their beauty makes names rather superfluous.

Clifton's four glamorous beaches
Each of the beaches is reached by a flight of stairs down from the road on which parking can sometimes be extremely difficult. This doesn’t hinder the crowds during peak season or in the evening when throngs of people head down to Clifton to partake in traditional sundowners in the presence of one of Cape Town’s legendary sunsets.

The four beaches of Clifton are well protected from the notorious south-easterly and, whilst there is the occasional wave, most simply lap at the shoreline. Staying here often has the added bonus of quiet evenings as the throngs tend to head off just up the road to Camps Bay’s many restaurants, clubs and bars as Clifton offers little in the way of restaurants and has no shops to speak of.

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average visitor rating: 5/5"The very best beaches in the world! We stayed in an apartment and had the most wonderful holiday ..." - Candy, Port Elizabeth

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Atlantic Seaboard Beaches

This is where the more fashionable set go to see and be seen. The Atlantic Seaboard, also known as Cape Town’s "Riviera" stretches from the V&A Waterfront on the north shore of Table Mountain up as far as Hout Bay and is connected by one of the most picturesque, scenic drives along Victoria Road ... more information

Cape Town Beaches

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Table Mountain National Park

At the south-western tip of South Africa, the Table Mountain National Park encompasses the incredibly scenic Peninsula mountain chain stretching from Signal Hill in the north to Cape Point in the south, a distance of approximately 60 km. The narrow portion of land with its many beautiful valleys, bays and ... more information

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1st Sunday of the Month Swim

Where: Clifton
How much (per person): R1 to R100

Brave the icy water of the Atlantic Ocean and join in the monthly timed open water swim at Clifton from 4th beach to 1st beach and back. ... more information

Clifton Beaches

Where: Clifton
How much (per person): Free

Hiding from the visibility of the coastal road and vicinity of the wind, Clifton is a secluded collection of four beaches naturally divided ... more information

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Bungalow Restaurant & Lounge

Where: Clifton

On the lips of the Atlantic Ocean and skirting the South African province of the Western Cape is the chic Bungalow Restaurant & Lounge. This is more than a trendy escape at which to enjoy fine dining ... more information

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