Fish Hoek beach

Fish Hoek beach is a magnificent white sandy beach and is famous for being one of the safest swimming beaches in Cape Town. It curves from Clovelly Station to the north crossing the mouth of the Silvermine River to the little lighthouse.

On the north-east, the Silvermine River Wetlands is a protected area which extends to a fynbos, home to birds and the much endangered leopard toad. Since Fish Hoek beach lies in the Indian ocean side of the cape, the warm sea water makes it really inviting.

Furthermore, the colourful Victorian bathing boxes add a festive atmosphere to the beach. Fish Hoek beach is stretched over a vast area and you can make the most of your surroundings.

A wide range of activities is available at Fish Hoek. The beach is ideal not only for swimming but snorkelling, body surfing, boogie boarding, wind surfing and kayaking are also popular.

Other than that, during the whale-watching season, whale nursing their calves can be seen and shark-cage diving is also common. Dog-walking is allowed on the beach up to the beach wall but prohibited from here to Sunny Cove.

Restaurants and play areas for children are found at the southern end and the paved path known as Jager walk provides a pleasant 1-km walk up to Sunny Cove. Other activities available at Fish Hoek include abseiling, wildlife safaris, kloofing and fishing charters.