Sandy Bay

Sandy Bay, Cape Town Central: Address, Sandy Bay Reviews: 4.5/5

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Sandy Bay is the unofficial "nudist beach", kept private by no direct vehicle access. This highly inaccessible beach offers a tranquil setting and a good break for surfing.
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Soehail Braakman
London, UK642 contributions
Viewy beach, Perfect location
Feb 2021
I really love this beach! The hike down from the carpark upstairs is truly stunning and also very beautiful, and its actually quite easy reacable from central CPT, by taking an uber or bus actually, should not take more then 30 minutes. The beach is very sandy, and its practically an naked beach, altough you see much people naked on the rocks and not on the actual stretch of sand. Also as I am LGBTQI its also an hotspot for that, which you can see on the visitors which is super nice. I would recommend this place especially during the week (as its really quite) but also during the weekends as much of the other beaches are quite busy and than it would be nice to have some calmness.
Written 22 February 2021
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keithamara
St Ives, UK391 contributions
Great beach
Feb 2020
Sandy Bay is well worth a visit if you are driving on the coast road to Hout Bay. The views from the road are spectacular, and the white sand beach is great.
Written 25 February 2020
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Aaron G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands608 contributions
Lovely beach a bit outside of capetown.
Feb 2020 • Friends
Nice easy and flat 15 minute hike into the beach. Once at the beach you have plenty of space to spread out. It is a nude beach but being nude is not a requirement. Make sure to bring food and drinks as nothing is sold on the beach and the last water and snacks is before the short walk to the sand.
Written 24 February 2020
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Andrei F
Harare, Zimbabwe98 contributions
Beautiful location with few people
Dec 2019
It was a bit of a walk to get to Sandy Bay, but we were rewarded with spectacular views of the mountains the South Atlantic. The water was far too rough (and cold) for swimming, but it was worth the walk over the dunes.
Written 8 January 2020
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monoi68
Catania, Italy5 contributions
A beautiful place
Dec 2019 • Solo
Beautiful beach with stunning views. Nudism. A nice place where you can relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Written 23 December 2019
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MilkoHastings_UK
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK413 contributions
Is what it says " on the tin".
Sep 2019
A beautiful sandy bay. We were there in spring so cant comment on what it will be like in the holiday season. I suspect it would be very popular.
Written 15 October 2019
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kangelani
Tauranga, New Zealand33 contributions
Freshest Breath of Air
Oct 2018
Sandy Bay is a haven, just under half-an-hours drive from city-central Cape Town.
Nestled beneath Karbonkelberg, it has rocky shorelines but also two lovely beaches, one smaller and one much larger. Both are sunny havens and the sand is soft and extends well back on the larger beach, from where the waters break.
The beaches are a fair walk from the area where one would park, which is in the lower reaches of the suburbs of Llandudno, and Sandy Bay is especially popular during summer, so it is best to start your "beach day" early, or be prepared to walk a further distance.
The beaches being fairly far (15 minute walk in), and out of sight from the "suburban" areas, are popular to naturists, and are frequented by adults as well as families.
The environment is a natural paradise, with a backdrop of Karbonkelberg mountain behind you as well as Klein Leeukoppie (Little Lions Head).
Take lots of water to drink, sun hat, sun block and sun glasses (the light-coloured sand and brightness from the sea creates a lot of glare).
The ocean current comes up from the south, so unfortunately, it's really cold, though some do brave it.
A stunning, stunning location - very relaxing, a total breath of fresh air.
Written 26 August 2019
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Willem van Heerden
Worcester, South Africa3 contributions
Out of the nature of this site we visit it the expedience the blue sea and the clean waters. Sandy Bay also not for the
Oct 2018 • Family
Have the excitement of nudity. This experience not for the conservatives but people looked at something else. Its only for adult person under the umbrella of nudism.
Written 2 July 2019
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Travel4experience
Dublin, Ireland44 contributions
A unknonwn natural exposé
Apr 2019 • Friends
We did not know about this beach until our friend told us. It is a nude beach.
The walk to get to the beach is spectacular and it is part of a hike trail.
There were not a lot of people so we could suntan naked.
The sea water was salty and freezing.
There is no shop r restaurant near so take your own water and snacks
Written 12 June 2019
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Wesley Howard
Cape Town, South Africa10 contributions
Please be Vigilant
Nov 2018 • Couples
However this is a beautiful beach the 1km pathway might be dangerous as there is a lot of trees for thugs to hide. Be Safe and take someone with.
Written 5 June 2019
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