Coffee on Table View Beach in Cape Town


I love summer and being able to spend time on one of the many wonderful beaches in and around Cape Town is always a privilege.

The weather this weekend was amazing. It was hot, but not too hot. There was enough wind for the kitesurfers to enjoy themselves but not so much that we couldn’t go to the beach ourselves.

I spend a lot of my weekends in Table View. Table View is a West Coast suburb of Cape Town. The beach in Table View has stunning views of Table Mountain and that is where this suburb got its name from.

Except for the amazing views of Table Mountain, you will also see loads of kitesurfers enjoying the ocean here in Table View. It is one of the most popular kitesurfing beaches in Cape Town. On days when the wind isn’t too hectic, you will also find surfers enjoying themselves here.

There is also almost always a couple of ships laying around, waiting to make their way into the harbour and if you look closely during the day, you might see the ferry taking tourist to Robben Island. Robben Island is also clearly visible from this beach.

The sand on the beach is soft and white and stretch out for kilometers, perfect for long romantic walks on the beach.

Unfortunately, this is not a swimming beach and there are no lifeguards on duty. The ocean drops off quickly into deeper water and has a powerful shore-break. It also has dumping waves and is therefore not suitable for swimming.

This is, however, a perfect beach for enjoying sundowners (or coffee). Families love coming here with their picnic baskets and enjoying family time. It is a great spot for throwing a frisbee around or playing beach soccer/cricket.

Just make sure that you do not stay on the beach after the sun has set, for safety reasons.

If you love soft white sand and stunning views this is definitely a beach worth visiting.


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