West Coast Beaches
The region of West Coast is the last segment of the coastline of Cape Town. The West Coast is bordered by the Atlantic ocean on the west with its cold Benguela Current which impacts its ecology. It stretches from Cape Town up to the Northern Cape. With long sandy beaches to the North of Cape Town, the West Coast is a favourite among surfers and kite surfers.
Much of the natural resources in West Cape remain undiscovered, unspoilt and 'un-commercialised'! This includes the beaches on the West Coast as well.
The most popular beaches at the West Coast are:
Offering extraordinary views of the stately Table mountain, Signal Hill, Robben Island and Cape Town and with its tempting waters,
the popular Milnerton beach is found on the Atlantic ocean seaboard, to the north of Cape Town city centre.
It is more famous for its lighthouse.
Milnerton has a thrilling marine history.
It is even said that the coastline between Green Point and Milnerton has seen
more shipwrecks (approx 150!) than any other coastline in South Africa.
Bloubergstrand is located on the Blaauwberg Coast which is about 20 minutes drive from Cape Town. In Afrikaans, Bloubergstrand means "blue mountain beach" after Blouberg, a nearby hill.
Bloubergstrand is first and foremost a residential suburb and attracts many visitors, both locals and international. Much of Bloubergstrand's attraction lies in its white sandy beaches from where one gets dramatic views of Table Mountain and Cape Town.
Still growing growing in popularity Melkbosstrand is a small village merely 35 kilometres outside Cape Town.
Melkbosstrand is quite preferred by the locals and offers hours of beach strolling, surfing, beautiful sunsets and the much photographed view over Table Mountain and Robben Island.