Things To Do in NoordhoekLong walk on Long Beach
Where? Long Beach, Noordhoek, Cape Town
How? Call +27 21 483-2949
How much? Free
Casting your eyes from the vantage point of Chapmans Peak the immense beauty of Noordhoek beach is matched by its length. Approaching the soft white sand your desire will be to place a footprint one in front of the other all the way the distant end of the taintless 8 km beach. Chances are that your footsteps will surrender to the shores size and your feet will reach the end of their stride before the beach reaches the end of its coast.
Dunes and the Hoek are much loved surf spots with perfect peaks alternating with a series of sand banks. Watching the surfers will reveal an early 1900s ship wreck, Kakapo, to their left. This was the result of a skipper mistakenly believing that he had cleared Cape Point.
This splendid coastline is also popular with horses, walkers, joggers and dogs who all take delight ankle deep in the foam of the Atlantic Ocean. Children can do cartwheels and fight imaginary pirates loudly without disturbing tanning. Due to its magnitude, Long Beach is always peaceful but can feel isolated so enjoy it with friends and swim in their view or read a book with the feet in your sand and the coastal breeze in your hair looking up as skyline flushes with every shade of pink at sunset.