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Cape Town's Beaches Are Ready For You This Summer!

The City Of Cape Town is working hard to ensure that beaches are safe for the thousands of people flocking to the coast lines

If you're a Capetonian or have visited Cape Town at the end of the year, you would know that going to the beach is almost everybody's favourite activity over the festive season. With over 20 beaches to choose from in and around Cape Town, spending your summer days on white sand and under the glowing sun is almost a given. Find out which beaches in Cape Town made our Top Ten list.

Cape Town Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach (

Cape Town's municipal officers said that they are expecting thousands of people to start flocking to the beaches during the weeks of December and January. This past weekend already saw at least 4000 people lining up outside Sea Point public pool (reported by the City of Cape Town), and they believe the hype is only going to continue into January 2018.

Sea Point Public Pool, December 2017

Sea Point Swimming Pool on 26th December 2017 (Picture: Anees Abbas)

While there are some people who would rather avoid these large crowds of people, the good news is that if you do plan on going to the beach or public pools over the festive season, Disaster Management, NSRI and volunteers are prepared. 

Law officials have begun confiscating liquor from people on the beaches, the City of Cape Town is running a child tagging programme at various beaches, over 800 officials have been distributed across Cape Town's beaches AND road blocks are being set up to ensure the roads are also safe. 

Cape Town Beach Safety

The City of Cape Town's Child Tagging programme at Strand Beach (Picture: Supplied/Murray Williams)

Are you ready to spend your summer days in Cape Town on the famous, beautiful beaches? Let us know if you think the City Of Cape Town is doing a good job with their efforts to keep the beaches safe!

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