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Interesting place

The road that leads there is quiet difficult, especially during rainy weather. The beach is huge... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Patrik Oskar G
Not particularly red but still worth the detour

Maybe the light was wrong (mid-afternoon, sun between squalls) but the sand was at most Orange... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If the weather is bad, or the wrong time of year, you will not see any seals here. So unless you are here at the right time of year, or just have an unlimited amount of time to spend in the area, I would suggest...More

Thank Isaiah P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were with a small group of people who were able to ride on a tractor that is owned by the man who owns a very large farm which is immediately above the Raudasandur beach. We took a ride on the back tractor to see...More

Thank Travelin M
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

After a long, winding, curvy dirt road we found nothing. There was a beach but it wasn't red so much as brown. The road to the beach was scenic but not worth the the wasted time.

Thank Kerry B
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The road that leads there is quiet difficult, especially during rainy weather. The beach is huge and the color is as you can see on the pictures. It is very hard to get to the ocean. Time to spend: 25 min or much more if...More

Thank Patrik Oskar G
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The beach and the black church make for beautiful photos on a (quite rare) sunny day, along with the scenery on the way but the gravel road is patchy and the hairpin bends down to the beach itself are a bit hairy. We were glad...More

Thank NorthLondonHousewife
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Rauðasandur was my first destination in the Westfjords after I got off the ferry. The drive to get there is quite an adventure with narrow gravel tracks, steep drop-offs and hairpin turns. I was happy I had a sturdy car with higher ground clearance. When...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We didn't have great weather when we visited the beach. The wind was typical of the west coast, absolutely blowing a gale. The beach didn't appear very red and there weren't many tourists around.

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Maybe the light was wrong (mid-afternoon, sun between squalls) but the sand was at most Orange. Regardless, the wild switchback gravel road down to the beach was fun, the views of the beach and surrounding cliffs amazing and the black church very scenic. It was...More

Thank BadgerCT
Reviewed 4 July 2018

A trek to get to.. but stick with it and you will be rewarded with an amazing vista. Its like your own personal paradise!

Thank diggler62
Reviewed 4 June 2018

First of all, it's not red - it's the same beige as you see on beaches along bigger roads. The beach is huge and since it was misty when we went we couldn't see the ocean from the edge of the sand, let alone seals....More

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Judith S
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Response from Kathryn P | Reviewed this property |
You can drive all the way to the parking lot behind the French cafe. It is more or less a flat walk through the reeds/grass on a good path. We probably walked it in about 20 minutes. It is an easy walk. I have an arthritic... More