Scarborough Beach is situated within the tiny coastal village of Scarborough, just outside of the Cape Point Nature Reserve in Cape Town, Western Cape. The long, sandy beach offers great surfing spots, fascinating rock pools, awesome sunsets, and leisurely strolls. There are minimal facilities, but there is a restaurant in the village where one can grab a quick bite to eat.
Scarborough Beach can be reached on the coastal road from both sides of the Cape Peninsula. The journey is extremely rewarding, with spectacular seaside scenery along the way. The beach is quite large so it doesn’t get too crowded, although it can pick up a bit in the summer months when the town is full of visitors. The beach is frequented by surfers and body boarders, but swimmers are warned to take care as there are a few rip currents just off the beach. On windy days, the beach is suitable for kites and kite surfing as there is more than enough space to move around. You can also get permits to pick mussels here.