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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Adam H
13 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Good service and nice place to stay. Mandy was very accommodating, with good customer service and always willing to help. Little Hannah in the kitchen makes a good pizza too.
Written 24 October 2021
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Eve Reborn
12 contributions
Jan 2021
A lovely sandy white beach with crystal clear water and massive boulders stretching into the ocean at various points. The beach was very busy when we visited but was clean and everybody was friendly. I would not advise it for single woman because there where people on the hiking trail to the beach and sometimes walking up and down the beach that looked like they might be up to no good. We enjoyed sunbathing and swimming in the nude and the locals freely shared their knowledge about the area and other nice destinations to visit. I for one will definitely go back and spend more time on Sandy Bay
Written 1 October 2021
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Enjeblu
New York13 contributions
Feb 2021
This is our MOST FAVORITE beach to visit when in CT. The way nature unfolds with the mountains around you and the beautiful, icy cold Atlantic Ocean is breathtaking. You can just emerse and spend the entire day at the beach not wanting to leave....EVER!! People go about their business and dont bother with you too much. The hike to the beach takes about 25 minutes and is a great workout. Make sure you double, triple check your car is locked and TIP THE CAR GUARD!! He will look after your car while you are enjoying the beach. TRUST ME!!
Written 1 October 2021
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Soehail Braakman
London, UK664 contributions
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, UK403 contributions
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 Netherlands609 contributions
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
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, Italy6 contributions
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
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
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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