Big Bay Beach

Description

Big Bay Beach is one of two beaches situated in Bloubergstrand, a northern suburb of Cape Town, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Bloubergstrand is Afrikaans for “blue mountain beach”, which is derived from the nearby Blaauwberg Mountain. The beach offers a magnificent view of Table Mountain and Robben Island across Big Bay.

It is a great family beach with long, flat sands perfect for sun-tanning, walking, and flying kites. The area can get very windy so it is best visited on a calm day. Although the icy Benguela current makes the water very cold, it is very popular with surfers. A lifeguard station is available for safety and just behind it is a café offering refreshments. A variety of shops and restaurants are situated along the beachfront road. A rocky point divides Big Bay Beach from the second smaller Little Bay (or Small Bay) Beach, a quieter beach nearby.

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