Simons Town, False Bay

Smitswinkel Bay Beach

Beaches & Pools in or near Simons Town, False Bay in Cape Town, South Africa.

Things To Do in Simons TownSmitswinkel Bay Beach

Beaches & Pools False Bay

Where? Just past Simons Town, False Bay Coast, Cape Town

When? Daylight hours.

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Simons Town, in Western Cape

The Smitswinkel Bay Beach can be found, although not that easily as it isnít very easy to access, just past Simons Town and next to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. You will only get to the beach on foot, so this is not suitable if youíre not fit as the walk is at least 15 minutes long.

The effort however, is well worth it! Because it is secluded this means it is quieter than many of the other Cape Town beaches and youíll enjoy a peaceful day at the beach, should you choose. Take in the magnificent views of both the bay and the mountain. If you prefer to be a little more active on your beach day get involved in some of the activity as this bay is popular for diving, fishing and snorkeling. But remember since youíre walking to the beach youíll need to carry all of your own gear!

The water is relatively gentle here so perfect for a mid afternoon dip to cool down. But please be aware that there are no lifeguards on duty here, so you will need to be extra careful when in the water.

Additional Reading: For an in depth review of Smitswinkel Bay, see our article at "Smitswinkel Bay - Far from the Madding Crowds".

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Simons Town

The House of Grace

Guest House / Self Catering

The House of Grace

The House of Grace offers charming accommodation in Simons Town. Choose between luxury rooms offered on a bed and ... more

Ark Rock Simons Town Unit 1

Self Catering

Ark Rock Simons Town Unit 1

Situated in the coastal suburb of Simons Town, Ark Rock Unit 1 is a beautiful self-catering three bedroom unit which is ... more

Rocklands Seaside B&B

Bed & Breakfast

Rocklands Seaside B&B

Wake up to the sound of the ocean, fill your lungs with clean, fresh air and watch the whales from your room in season ... more has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German. © 1999-2016. All Rights Reserved. Find and book hotels and accommodation in South Africa. Sitemap