Fish Hoek, meaning “Fish Corner", is a seaside town on the False Bay side of the Cape Peninsula. Fish Hoek beach is approximately 1.5km long and offers a flat surface of white sands perfect for family outings, sun tanning, beach games, and walks. The bay is protected from strong currents, making it fantastic for swimming, body boarding, kayaking, surfing, and sailing.
The Indian Ocean waters are much warmer than beaches along the Atlantic Seaboard, which unfortunately increases the presence of sharks in the area. Shark spotters as well as lifeguards are on duty during the peak summer months for safety. At the southern end of the beach, a path called Jager Walk runs past a variety of little rock pools and offers excellent spots for whale watching between June and November. The northern stretch of the beach is the less busy, pet-friendly Clovelly beach. It is well used by Trek fishermen and dog walkers. There are two restaurants and a take away at Fish Hoek beach with a children’s playground and grass area for picnics. The beach is also host to the country’s top lifesaving club.