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Scarborough Beach


Scarborough beach Cape Town

Located on the Atlantic side and right at the end of the Cape Peninsula, bordering Cape Point Nature Reserve, lies the small, laid back village of Scarborough.

The beach

Glorious, safe and sandy, with little rock pools and fresh water streams that run from the mountainous wetlands into the ocean.

This is a great beach for the family and very popular with surfers; the beach borders Cape Point Nature Reserve and sea otters are sometimes seen plus whales in season.

The village of Scarborough is surrounded by mountains which slope down to the wetlands and then the sea. Fresh water streams trickle down from the wetlands into the sea and birdlife here is prolific amongst the bulrushes and reeds. In the season whales visit our shores to give birth and mate (normally between June – Nov). The beach is never very crowded – weekends are slightly busier than the week when mainly families with children who love to play amongst the rocks fishing for tiddlers and crabs spend their days here.

The beach is clean and safe as is the surrounding conservation village of Scarborough. This village has a 'laid back' attitude to life. When coming to the Cape for the first time everyone thinks that Cape Town is the place to be - until they visit Scarborough!

Friendly residents and glorious sunsets make this village the ideal holiday base. In season crayfish and muscles can be collected (with a permit).

Once visited you will return - everyone does.

The Water & Sand

The Water:
a bit nippy but a glorious azure blue
The Sand:
glorious and white