Hermanus Beaches

The area in and outside of Hermanus is dotted with excellent beaches suited to swimming, angling, surfing and other activities, with varying facilities

Western Cape Tourist AttractionsThe Hermanus Beaches

The area in and outside of Hermanus is dotted with excellent beaches suited to swimming, angling, surfing and other activities, with varying facilities but all well maintained.

Where? In and around Hermanus, Cape Overberg

When? Open daily.

Overnight? See Hermanus accommodation, Cape Overberg

Being the whale watching capital of the Southern Hemisphere the seaside town of Hermanus in the Western Cape is undoubtedly most famous for its whales. There are, however, numerous other excellent reasons to visit this small, picturesque town, including its many beaches.

Braaing and picnicking are favourite pasttimes and the local tourism office will be able to advise on which of the beaches are suited to specific activities.

With all these options and more on offer in Hermanus, it would seem that anyone can take time out from whale watching and other activities on offer to spend a lazy day at their chosen beach, whiling away the hours while sun bathing, swimming or playing in the white sand.

Featured Hermanus Beaches

Grotto Beach


A Blue Flag Beach in 2013, Grotto beach is a local beach in Hermanus that offers excellent facilities in the form of a restaurant play park and well maintained ablution facilities. The beach is excellent for swimming and well suited to kids...

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Hawston Beach


Driving towards Hermanus, you might miss it if you don't know its there, lies a little hamlet called Hawston that boasts one of the most gorgeous beaches on the Cape coast. Hawston Beach is a Blue Flag beach (2013) and its no wonder - the beach...

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Kammabaai Beach


Kammabaai is another beach with shallow water, ample parking and excellent facilities; making it ideal for family outings, especially for those with small children. The beach at Voelklip, flanked by green lawns, and with good facilities, is...

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Langbaai Beach


Langbaai Beach, which is located between two rocky outcrops, and has limited parking is a more private and secluded beach suitable for long lazy days spent soaking up the sun. It offers excellent swimming and is clean and well maintained. Great...

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Onrus Beach


Onrus Beach, which is adjacent to a warm, calm lagoon, is ideally suited to family outings, where small children can play in the calmer waters of the lagoon, and older children and adults can brave the waves. Onrus beach is overlooked by...

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Rowweklip Beach


Very seclude and quiet, this tiny little beach known as Rowweklip, is situated between Grotto Beach and the Voelklip beach. There's really nothing going on here, except for a bench where you can sit and watch the sea. Despite its size and...

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Voelklip Beach


The beach at Voelklip, flanked by green lawns, and with good facilities, is especially popular with younger adults, particularly during the peak tourist season. With refreshments on hand, and being another prime surfing spot, the beach is...

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Did you know?

Cape Town’s beaches are amongst the cleanest and most beautiful beaches in the world.

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