Camps Bay Beach
Camps Bay is an affluent suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. In summer it attracts a large number of foreign visitors as well as South Africans looking for a beach holiday. It is renowned for its white sandy beaches fringed by palm trees and has a trendy nightlife.
Camps Bay Beach, awarded blue flag status in 2008 is the largest white sand beach in Camps Bay. There is a seasonal lifeguard station and toilets at the west end of the beach. There are many beach front cafes and umbrellas and loungers are available to rent.
Glen Beach, at the far right of Camps Bay beach, hidden behind large boulders is Camps Bay's best surfing beach. Short fast rides and a small take-off area makes Glen Beach one of the hardest of Cape Town's beach breaks to surf and has resulted in a strong local vibe with a huge painted sign on the beach wall stating LOCALS ONLY!
Open Water Swimming
- Camps Bay Beach is site of the annual Human Rights Day Swim.
- Camps Bay is the site of training swims of the members of the Sunday Hot Chocolate Swimming Group since 1999.