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Scarborough Beach

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Address: Main Street, Scarborough, South Africa
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Cape of Good Hope and Cape Winelands Day Tour from Cape Town
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Scarborough is a beautiful outpost near the end of Africa it's either the last or first village in Africa depending how you look at it... White sandy beaches cool rivers and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Scarborough is a beautiful outpost near the end of Africa it's either the last or first village in Africa depending how you look at it... White sandy beaches cool rivers and amazing rock pools🐬👣.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely white sands and open spaces with views of the mountain. Secluded and not as commercialised as some of the more popular beaches around the cape. Great for a day visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is a nice large beach, worth visiting and sunbathing at. Waves are generally good for surfers, but it is also nice and relaxing just to have a walk around.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

great for walks or just frollicking kids enjoyed it too and some great mussels if you dont mind a bit of rock jumping

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Pristine white sandy beaches still exist! Table Mountain fynbos and soft white sandy beach what more can you ask for?

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Thank Nura C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Retreat Weekend, classy House , Nice Beach , 3 Nearby Restuarants to choose from...Good weather ,Nice Sea View

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Absolutely Beautiful. Breathtaking views. Clean beaches. Perfect experience. Perfect for sunsets! Must see!!!!

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Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Dec 30 early evening: After the pengiuns, it was almost sunset time and we realised that we could not see the sunset from the Boulders Beach. So, after searching TripAdvisor, we made our way to the Scarborough beach. It is a bit of a drive from Boulders Beach - winding roads but worth it. This beach is kind of a... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Scarborough beach is just right for everything. No shops, no distractions... pure beautiful nature and as it sits next to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, it has nothing but hills and mountains around it...you can look towards Misty Cliffs for another fantastic view. The beach will take about 20 mnutes to walk the length, depending on your speed of stroll... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It is not a traditional Cape Town swimming beach, but is beautiful, has lovely walks at and behind the beach. The tranquility and views are superb. There are also very nice market stall-type shops where you can get gifts, fresh fruit, delicatessen and awesome bread. A few interesting restaurants will cater for most tastes.

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