Sea Point : Accommodation & Points Of Interest

Sea Point

Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Signal Hill and flanked by Bantry Bay and Three Anchor Bay you will find the upmarket suburb of Sea Point. Originally designated as a white only suburb under the old South African Apartheid government, today Sea Point is a truly cosmopolitan suburb consisting of many different ethnic, social and religious groups. Upper Sea Point, on the slopes of Signal Hill, is the site of expensive, large and sought after private homes while the other side of Main Road is lined with high-rise, luxury beachfront accommodation and apartments, this is the trendier part of Sea Point and a favourite with locals and visitors. Since the 1990s the suburb has seen a major boost from foreign and local investors who see it as a place of urban rejuvenation with many Dutch, German and British owned properties. Sea Point's Main Road has a huge selection of shops, bars, clubs and restaurants and a vibrant nightlife which creates a carnival atmosphere for visitors and locals alike. It is a bustling community that never sleeps and after spending a night out on the town, you can always unwind at one of Sea Point's relaxed sidewalk cafes or one of its more upmarket establishments.

One of the most important communal spaces in Sea Point is the beachfront promenade which is a paved walkway along the beachfront. The promenade is used by residents and tourists for walking, jogging or socialising and has a number of childrens playgrounds along the length of it. Although its beaches are quite rocky and not generally swimming beaches, there are benches which provide an ideal place to rest and just take in the stunning views of the sea. There some more accessible beaches which are a perfect place to relax on the white sand underneath the African sun. The Sea Point Pavilion has two childrens pools, a diving pool, and an olympic sized pool which are open daily from 09:00 to 17:00. The pools are chlorinated, sea-water swimming pools with spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean.

Apart from its huge selection of shops, bars, clubs and restaurants and vibrant nightlife, Sea Point is also located to many of Cape Town's main attractions. The closest of the attractions being, Signal Hill, Lions Head, the S.A.Seafarer which sank off the coast of Sea Point in 1966 and the 2010 World Cup Green Point Stadium. Sea Point is also less than a five minute drive from the world famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and Two Oceans Aquarium, and just over a five minutes drive to the Cape Town CBD with the Castle of Good Hope and Cape Town Flea Markets.

Sea Point has a Mediterranean climate and receives most of its rain during the winter months between June and August. The average temperatures range from approximately 15 degrees Celsius in July to over 26 degrees Celsius in February.

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