Clifton Beaches, Cape Town Central

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The playground for wealthy locals, Clifton Beaches include a series of sand strips divided by large granite rocks. Overlooked by Lion's Head Hill, the beaches offer a chance to cool off in the cool water, surf, or participate in a game of beach volleyball. Popular with surfers and families alike, the cliff-fringed sandy shore offers scenic views of the ocean and protection from the infamous winds that prevail in the area. To visit Clifton Beaches on your trip to Cape Town, use our Cape Town online sightseeing planner .
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  • just go there... its stunning, serene, like your on an island. white sand and blue waters... peaceful  more »
  • Beautiful beach! Aquatic activities available, possibility to rent beach umbrellas and chairs... There is no restaurant on the beach
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  • Clifton beaches are absolutely amazing! I would recommend going to Clifton First beach as it is normally less crowded however all of the Clifton Beaches are incredible. White sand and nice blue waters...  more »

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