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Diaz Beach, Cape Point

  • Cape Point with Diaz Beach in the background
Cape Point with Diaz Beach in the background  © Graeme Churchard, License

Diaz Beach, Cape Point

Diaz Beach



Surrounded by sheer craggy cliffs, one of the most scenically stunning Cape Town beaches is just over an hour's drive from Cape Town. Diaz Beach is situated in the Cape Point Nature Reserve, right at the tip of Cape Point on the western side. With an hour's drive, a R35.00 entrance fee, and lots of steps to get to the beach and back up again, what is Diaz Beaches appeal? Well, all of the above help to make Diaz beach what it is, and its seclusion makes sure that its extreme beauty is matched only by its peaceful atmosphere. You may even have the whole beach to yourself, apart from the baboons who occasionally venture down to the beach.

Once you reach the Cape Point road continue all the way to the end until you reach the parking lot. The beach itself is not accessible by road, and the 20 min walk down and 30-40 min walk up is well worth the reward of spending time basking on the snow-white sand surrounded by 200m wave-battered cliffs and ocean. When you close your eyes the only sounds you will hear are the sounds of the waves, the birds and the wind. No traffic noise, no crowds and that unmissed electronic buzz which we only realise is there when you come to quiet secluded spots like Diaz Beach.

Most of the year the beach is protected by its steep cliffs from the winds blowing down from the north, but the prevailing summer winds blow from the south. Diaz Beach can produce excellent waves with a north westerly wind and the right swell direction. This is why the surfers love it, for its big, hollow, closeout barrels. Be warned though, bathing can be dangerous and it is possible to get trapped by the tide if you stray across to the bottom of the cliffs on the Cape Point side.

But there is more than just bathing and surfing. Photographers love this secluded beach for its awesome beauty and many moods created by waves, lighting and variations in the water and sky colours. And for couples, nothing beats a romantic beach walk along this beautiful piece of coastline.

Visit Diaz Beach, escape the crowds, and experience, for even just a few minutes, this raw, untamed stretch of Atlantic Ocean shoreline, where early explorers sailed just a short distance offshore from where you are standing.

Remember to bring everything you may need because there is no little beach shop to shoot into for those things you forgot. And remember to bring them down to the beach otherwise you will be drawing straws to see who is climbing back up to the car to get them.

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Aqua Terra Boutique Guesthouse
Sleeps 10 in 5 units
From R 2150
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Aqua Terra Boutique Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Simon's Town

Cape Town

Aqua Terra Boutique Guesthouse is situated in the quiet suburb of Murdock Valley in Simon's Town and offers accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.Situated in a prime position 5 minutes from the beach, this landmark house overlooks the entire False

The Flying Penguin
Sleeps 8 in 3 units
From R 950
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 3 max (2 adults)
* Rates may vary according to season

The Flying Penguin

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Simon's Town

Cape Town

The Flying Penguin holiday accommodation in Simonstown is a haven offering complete relaxation close to nature yet within easy reach of the city.

Felsensicht Holiday Home
Graded:
Sleeps 6 in 1 unit
From R 3462
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 6 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Felsensicht Holiday Home

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Simon's Town

Cape Town

Luxury holiday home with stunning sea views of False Bay; 2 minutes walk to beach; 1 km from Boulders Penguin Beach; sleeps 6; beautifully furnished, fully equipped, all mod cons; satellite TV; free Wi-fi; superb patio for outdoor entertainment...

Boulders Beach Hotel, Cafe and Curios
Sleeps 21 in 7 units
From R 650
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Boulders Beach Hotel, Cafe and Curios

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Simon's Town

Cape Town

Boulders Beach Hotel is situated just 70 meters from the World Heritage Site of Boulders Beach renowned for it's breeding African Penguin Colony. This is one of the 'must see' recommendations for tourists visiting Cape Town. With our close proximity it's

Montafon Apartment
Sleeps 4 in 1 unit
From R 700
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Montafon Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Simon's Town

Cape Town

Montafon Apartment situated in Simon's Town offers two bedrooms (sleeps 4), a living room with a small balcony, a bathroom with a bath and shower and a fully equipped kitchen. It is on the ground floor with a view of the ocean from both bedrooms.

Mariner Guesthouse
Sleeps 21 in 9 units
From R 995
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Mariner Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Simon's Town

Cape Town

Custom built on the mountainside in historical Simon's Town, award-winning 4-star Mariner Guesthouse offers breathtaking sea views across False Bay. We are within walking distance of restaurants and beaches, and pride ourselves on offering style, comfort

Moonglow Guest House
From R 855
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Moonglow Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Simon's Town

Cape Town

There are 6 well appointed ensuite bedrooms all with seaviews. 4 rooms have queen beds and all rooms have percale linen with hand embroidered duvet covers. Rooms have TV, Fridge, Hairdryer, Tea and coffee tray prepared each evening. Breakfast is ...

Whalesounds
Sleeps 6 in 2 units
From R 790
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Whalesounds

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Fish Hoek

Cape Town

Whalesounds offers two spacious, fully equipped, self catering, en suite units with breath taking views of False Bay. Each unit sleeps two (King or twin beds). We do provide a sleeper couch for children. The apartments can inter-link for family stays.

Above the Sea
Sleeps 4 in 1 unit
From R 1450
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 4 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Above the Sea

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Fish Hoek

Cape Town

Self catering family home situated on the Fish Hoek mountainside directly above the most popular swimming beach.

Bay Splendour
From R 1500
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Bay Splendour

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Simon's Town

Cape Town

Bay Splendour, nestles in a quiet cul-de-sac only ten minutes walk from the old world charm of Simon's Town, South Africa's premier naval station. A coastal gem of peace and tranquillity, Bay Splendour has a spacious open-plan lounge and kitchen...

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