Clifton has been compared to the French Rivera - sugar rich sands, beautiful views and of course beautiful people. Clifton is one of the most affluent suburbs in Cape Town and every year the beach plays host to visiting rock stars, models and Eurotrash working on their tans and social media profiles. Though it has the look and feel of an exclusive resort, it is open to all and you are just as likely to find locals playing volleyball as you are to see a starlet chilling out with an ice lolly. Here you are surrounded my magnificent views, the azure ocean in front of you, Lions Head to your right and the majestic 12 Apostles behind you. The only downside is that the water is cold, so unless you the most hardy of swimmers, a quick dip here is just that. Clifton is actually a collection of four beaches. Clifton 4th Beach is the more popular beach, a Blue Flag beach it’s the most people watching of all the beaches and in summer it’s nearly always packed. 1st Beach is the smallest and generally a locals beach and a good option if you don’t like crowds. 2nd Beach is mix of locals and tourists and a good place to bring the beach bats. 3rd Beach has a reputation for the being the LGBT friendly beach, but in truth all beaches are LGBT friendly and 3d Beach is great option that is just a little less busier than 4th.
All the beaches are accessed through steepish stairs and parking is very limited. The best option is to Uber or get the MyCiTi bus that passes regularly throughout the day. For a more accessible family option check out nearby Camps Bay beach.
The first big question when planning your honeymoon is, where? Why not L’Azure in Clifton, Cape Town, home to the best beaches, the most amazing sunsets and some of the tastiest food you will ever experience?
Clifton puts you within walking distance of the beach (less than 500m) and give you that fantastic combination of serenity and quiet while still being on the cusp of a vibrant city.
The ocean looks like you could step into it from your front patio and you will experience the flotilla of yachts that congregate in the Clifton Bay over the summer months.
Clifton Beaches 1-4 are rated amongst the finest of the many Blue Flag beaches in South Africa with pristine sands and more beautiful people than you could shake a stick at :-)
Suntanning, al-fresco lunches on the balcony, lazy afternoons in perfect weather, check out the link and book today, this is one of our popular ones!
Of all the numerous Blue Flag beaches in the Western Cape, none are more beloved than Clifton 1st through to 4th! For a properly busy beach with perfect sands, many swimming spots and all manner of beach and ocean activity, Clifton Beach is the way to go.
On perfect summer afternoons you will see luxury yachts dropping anchor in the bay, which is uniquely sheltered from the frequent Capetonian winds (specifically the south easterly ones).
After a dip (or two) and maybe some beach volleyball, why not head over to Bungalow for their signature pomegranate mojito mixed with Bacardi rum muddled with fresh pomegranate, lime quarters, pomegranate syrup and mint leaves (amazing!).
Location: You’ll find Clifton on the far right of Camps Bay (facing the ocean) stretching below Bantry Bay on the way to Sea Point.
Clifton Beach is one of the iconic blue flag beaches that Cape Town has to offer, with amazing views and pearly white sand.
Now imagine that combined with a sunset Yoga class where you salute the sun amongst fellow enthusiasts of all degrees of ability. The picturesque setting and the healthy activity will be a breath of fresh air for the soul, a bit of a break and a little reset before we plunge headlong into the new year.
Neighboured by the suburbs of Camps Bay and Bantry Bay, Clifton is one of the most exclusive and affluent areas in Cape Town with its beaches (four of them) ranked within the top ten beaches in the world, and awarded Blue Flag status. Clifton properties have spectacular panoramic sea views and the area has been earmarked for a massive upgrade by the city council, with all pathways and amenities due to be revamped over the course of the next 2 years.