Boulders beach is found in Simon's Town and is one of the most beautiful beaches in Cape Town. It is a cove of fine sand and big granite boulders. The big round granite boulders are estimated to date back to 540 million years and protect the beach from currents, gusts of winds and large waves.
Located on the Indian ocean side of the peninsula, Boulders beach's waters are slightly warmer. Boulders beach has sheltered bays and sandy shores and is also home to more than 2000 endangered African penguins-a valuable eco-tourism attraction!
Boulders beach is part of the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area and an access fee is required to go to the beach. Strict control to the beach makes it that the beach is always clean and tidy. Other amenities include toilets and outdoor beach showers. Park rangers keep patrolling the beach to ensure the safety of visitors as well as the African Penguins.
A short stroll away takes you to Foxy beach, which is the best spot for viewing the African Penguins. Boulders beach has several restaurants and cafes, The opening hours are as such:
December - January:
- 07h00 to 19h30
February - March:
- 08h00 till 18h30
April - September:
- 08h00 to 17h00
October - November:
- 08h00 to 18h30