Glencairn Beach is a lovely beach located on the False Bay side of the Cape Peninsula, in the small town of Glencairn. The beach is popular among families and dog walkers, and is perfect for those looking to enjoy a leisurely stroll.
Southern Right Whales can often be spotted from the beach during the calving season. Shark spotters keep an eye on the beach during the summer months, so be sure to check the colour of the shark flag is out if you plan on getting into the water. A small tidal pool is situated on the western side, perfect for those with little kids.
Glencairn Beach is one of the best windsurfing spots in Cape Town, with the prevailing south-easterly wind providing excellent conditions. Parking is available right at the beach and although the beach is easily accessible, you will have to cross the railway line to get to it. The Bay Café Restaurant located on the beach offers welcoming refreshments.