So, why a beach destination in the spotlight? Well, it all has to do with #BeachThursday. I can hear you think, what`s #BeachThursday? Well, find out how BeachThursday started.
On BeachThursday I`ll add a beach destination for you to get to know and explore! This time the “Beach Destination in the Spotlight” will be:
Cape Town`s Six Blue Flag Beaches
Shed away those heavy winter coats by visiting South Africa – a top destination for anyone wanting to leave the winter chill behind and step out of the ordinary.
Cape Town’s Blue Flag beaches are:
Clifton Fourth Beach, Clifton
Clifton is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. A collection of beach coves, it is definitely a favourite for locals as it offers great protection from the wind, especially in spring and summer. Whilst the water is chilly, the white sands and beautiful people are just the beginning when looking for reasons to visit this exquisite beach. Getting there requires a bit of effort as there are some steps to navigate but it’s all worth it as you soak up the sun, against the backdrop of some of Cape Town’s most extensive real estate and the amphitheatre effect of the Twelve Apostles Mountain range.
Muizenberg Beach, Muizenberg
Muizenberg is a gentle stretch of beach with calm, warmer waters – benefits which makes it highly appealing for families or those wanting to enjoy some swimming. It’s a favourite training ground for learning to surf and the newly redeveloped waterside area offers tasty fare and take-aways, as well as a well-deserved ice-cream.
Mnandi Beach, Mitchells Plain
Attracting up to 6000 visitors per day in summer, Mnandi Beach is a firm favourite with locals and a popular destination with families who come to enjoy the adjacent pool resort’s waterslides and picnic areas. Noted by the Blue Flag National Manager as being one of South Africa’s cleanest beaches, Mnandi’s is located near to Mitchell’s Plain.
Camps Bay Beach, Camps Bay
Easily accessible and close to a cosmopolitan strip of bars and restaurants; Camps Bay offers sun-bathing and swimming with the perfect sun-downer ending. Locals are fond of heading down to Camps Bay after work on a summer’s day. Join them and you will see why.
Bikini Beach, Gordon’s Bay
Bikini beach is a well-sheltered, wide, sandy beach, popular with volleyball enthusiasts. For the more adventurous paragliding and hang-gliding are also offered.
Strandfontein Beach, Cape West Coast
Traditionally allocated to Cape Town’s previously disadvantaged communities; Strandfontein has shaken off this legacy by being recognised as one of Cape Town’s premier beaches for all. A popular destination for family outings, the Pavilion area has a number of food and drink outlets.
Information and photos provided by www.southafrica.net
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Greater Fort Lauderdale Beaches
Beaches of Monaco
The beaches near Valencia
The Beaches of St Pete/Clearwater
Top 5 of the best beaches of New Zealand