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February 05, 2013

Life’s a Beach in Cape Town

The Mother City is blessed with an abundance of white sandy beaches, that stretch on further than the eye can see. With spectacular views of Cape Town's landmarks, and refreshingly cold ocean water, it's no wonder that Cape Town was voted Best Beach Destination in Africa at the World Travel Awards 2012.

Cape Town's 26 beaches are divided into three regions in the Cape Peninsula: False Bay, the Atlantic seaboard and the West Coast.

Take a dip in the clear blue ocean water, catch a wave on a surfboard, or just lie on a beach towel and soak up the sun at one of these amazing Cape Town beaches.

Clifton's fourth beach has been awarded Blue Flag status in recognition of its environmental, safety and tourism standards. Photo courtesy of warrenski

Walk among the penguins at Boulders beach which is home to a colony of about 3 000 African penguins. Photo courtesy of orkomedix

There's plenty of room for sunbathers on Scarborough beach. Photo courtesy of André van Rooyen

Llandudno beach is one of Cape Town's most beautiful beaches, surrounded by large granite boulders and overlooked by mountains. Photo courtesy of Robert Wallace

Sandy Bay lies on one of the last remaining stretches of untouched natural coastline, and is Cape Town's official nudist beach. Photo courtesy of Charlie Dave

Noordhoek boasts a picturesque shoreline and a long, white sandy beach. The Kakapo shipwreck can be found near the southern end of the beach. Photo courtesy of Federico Moroni

Hout Bay beach is perfect for long, relaxing walks. Photo courtesy of IRegard

A spectacular view of Fish Hoek beach at night. Photo courtesy of André van Rooyen

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