Simonstown's SPECTACULAR Beaches
If you enjoy being outdoors
and are up for a bit of walking, you can easily by foot go to 5 or 6
lovely beaches in Simonstown, all in easy walking distances from each
other. I will suggest starting from where the studios or
apartments are located.
beach you can visit is Fisherman's beach, a truly amazing
beach where the water turns AQUA blue on a beautiful day.
Beautiful white sand and big rocks gives you the ideal place for a
safe swimming area for families. This beach was created in the
last century by trek-netters displaced from the beaches lost to the SA
Navy harbour, this is a popular swimming beach (scenicsouth.co.za).
Going towards Simonstown, the next beach is Frank's Beach,
named after Frank Muller. This beach is pretty much hidden and
not always seen from the roadside. Great little treasure if you
want a private beach!
The next beach is Windmill Beach,
also hidden in a way, as the access to the beach is from behind the
Simonstown Golf Course. A small, relatively sheltered, beach
which is popular with families. It is named after the original
windmill erected in the early years of the last century to pump fresh
water from a small stream to the houses at Boulders. In our
opinion, this is one of the most beautiful beaches, with it's 2 bays
giving you the perfect and safe swimming environment.
famous beach in Simonstown is definately Boulders Beach,
the beach where the Penguin Colony lives, and the most beautiful beach
in Simonstown, in our opinion. This is small sheltered beach,
inside the Boulders Penguin Park, where families can play on the beach
and paddle and swim with penguins. The nearby Foxy Beach is reserved
for penguins. An entrance fee is charged by the National Park to help
maintain the area for the penguins. If there is a beach to
visit, this would be it!
Seaforth Beach is the
next large beach to visit, even though there are other beautiful
beaches between Boulders and Seaforth. Seaforth beach is a
little more commercial in terms of having a restaurant and market
close by to keep you busy, furthermore, being close to town, so it
easy to walk into Simonstown centre for whatever need, whereas the
previous beaches mentioned range from 0.75km to 2.5km from Simonstown
centre. This is a sheltered beach, backed by grassy lawns and is
popular with families. In the nineteenth century, Seaforth had been
used as a small boat based whaling station.
Finally, one the
other side of Simonstown (towards Fish Hoek), you will find
Long Beach. This is a long strip of white sand on
the sea side of the railway line at Simon’s Town Station. It is
popular for picnics, swimming and kayaking and diving though wind can
be a problem..