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Boulders Beach

285 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
Boulders beach is a quaint, sheltered beach with fascinating rock formations all around. It also serves as an entry point for the penguin colony. If you're going there on a weekend, be sure to get there early to find a good spot.
Cassandra And Greg
Cassandra And Greg
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Tips from locals

Pierre
Pierre
December 25, 2019
Visit boulders beach to see the penguin colony up close...no touching allowed.
Steven
Steven
March 20, 2014
My favorite beach, R40 to get in, its secluded, sheltered from the waves and has boulders all over to climb. There is also a penguin nature reserve next to it that is worth seeing.
Chavane
Chavane
December 19, 2019
Beautiful beach with penguins galore! Swimming is terrific and very scenic.
Sue
Sue
November 26, 2019
Soak in the warm water at this lovely beach! Watch penguins diving around the rocks and catching waves .Can be crowded in season
Robyn
Robyn
November 15, 2019
A historic little beach known for its famous residents, the African penguins. A lovely spot to relax or have a swim while surrounded by the penguins.
Sue
Sue
November 19, 2019
Delicious food with beautiful views. Lovely for sundowners . Wonderful beach for swimming! Can be crowded in season
Qusai
Qusai
January 3, 2020
MEET THE PENGUINS AT BOULDERS BEACH The beautiful Boulders Beach is one of Cape Town’s most visited beaches and the only place in the world where you get close to African Penguins.
Rosh
Rosh
December 31, 2019
To get a sense of the peninsula within which Cape Town resides, a visit to the southern peninsula is a must, with a stop off at the charming Boulders Beach where you can frolic with penguins in the relaxing waters of the Indian ocean.
Fraser
Fraser
December 21, 2019
A must! Take a picnic basket and cossy, and sit on the beach for a couple hours taking it all in.
Andreas
Andreas
January 28, 2014
Must Do place: Swim with the penguins. Best time is when the water has low tide.
Alison
Alison
November 25, 2019
I prefer to go to the beach rather than the visitor centre so you drive past the first sign and take the road to Boulders Beach by the golf course. There is still an entrance fee but it is a great beach to swim and enjoy - try and time it for low tide as there isn't much space on the sand at high…
Lisa
Lisa
November 1, 2019
There is the penguin sanctuary where you can view the colony. Or swim in a nearby beach away from the tourists and you might get lucky and have a few swimming with you.
Ryan And Bianca
Ryan And Bianca
December 17, 2014
Great warmish swimming beach and lots of cute Penguins

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Location
Simon's Town, 7995
Phone+27 21 786 2329