The False Bay coastline is picturesque and boasts magnificent beaches with waters far warmer than the Atlantic side of the Cape Peninsula. There are many wonderful public beaches, a number of which are in Simon’s Town or close by, including Boulders Beach, world-famous for its African penguin colony.

Boulders Beach – 2 minute drive and 15 minute walk from Tom’s Cabin, penguin viewing and public beach with safe sandy coves for kids.

Windmill Beach – 5 minute walk from Tom’s Cabin, in front of the golf course. Especially popular with divers.

Seaforth Beach – 3-minute drive from Tom’s Cabin near Boulders. Lovely white sand beach with nearby restaurant and bar.

Water’s Edge Beach – Between Seaforth Beach and Boulders. A local secret, off the beaten track. Swimming, snorkelling and rock pools – great for kids.

Fisherman’s Beach – 2 minute drive from Tom’s Cabin. Lovely sandy cove tucked between boulders, with grassy lawn. Nice beach for kids.

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