St. James Beach
St. James Beach
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Andrei F
Harare, Zimbabwe98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We were looking for a beach without all the wind and and flying in our eyes (which we got at the beach in Hout Bay almost every day, unfortunately) and without the big waves. We found this little sequestered tidal pool by St. James on False Bay. The beach was small, and there was a small area for swimming with no waves, which was nice for my kids. Not sure if we were just lucky or if it was the big mountain behind the town, but there was almost no wind the day we visited. As a bonus, there were the picturesque multicolored cabins behind the beach, and a tidal area next to the beach where you could climb over the rocks and see some small marine life in the tidal crags.
Written 17 January 2020
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Sue U
Cape Town, South Africa36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
St James Beach offers one a delightful place to sit and enjoy a seaside swim in a safe environment. The water is not as bone numbingly chilly as the Atlantic Seaboard side and there’s always a great mix of old and young enjoying the tranquil beauty that the sea provides.

Stroll down from the St James station and under the railway line. Plenty of parking a a great place to enjoy with friends and to make new ones 💙
Written 9 February 2020
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,730 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2011
This beach isn't particularly special by South Africa standards and there are better ones to visit on a day trip from Cape Town during your trip. However, the colorful changing rooms on St. James beach are fantastic, well worth a quick stop just for these photographs.

If you rent a car for a Cape Peninsula tour you can divert across to St. James for a quick, 10-15 minute stop to take these lovely photos.
Written 5 May 2011
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Linus
Breda, The Netherlands396 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
A nice beach to go past on your way to cape point. It has iconic brightly coloured boxes on the beach. It's well maintained and a good place to visit during most months.
Written 25 May 2017
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hoosainnarker
Cape Town Central, South Africa6,195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
A great beach to spend the day or the evening having sun downers watching as the sun sets. The tidal pool is a great attraction and during holiday times this beach is packed - otherwise it is generally not too full.

It is one of the few beaches protected by the mountainside so is basically wind free making for enjoyable swimming although the water can be cold at times.

The colourful beach huts add flavour to the quaintness of the beach. With the backdrop of the mountains, one could not have asked for a more picturesque scene. The trains going by add more flavour to the atmosphere.
Written 12 August 2016
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ShelbyCapeTown
Cape Town12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Family
I have just been given a place in the St James (retirement home, which used to be the Hotel) So I am very pleased to check this out, and keep feeling excited about my move (next year). The food is excellent, and every Wed. and Sun. lunch there is a buffet to die for! For all of R90 you can eat yourself to a standstill!.A good way of entertaining! Just don't go over a weekend - very crowded beach.
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Near to Boulders Beach where you can visit the penguins...
Written 25 October 2014
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BarbaraP101
Tulsa, OK171 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
This beach is a photographer's dream. The colorful beach houses and tidal pool are quite picturesque. This is a great place to swim safely in the ocean (tidal pool) or for young children. The sandy part of the beach isn't very big so I don't recommend it for serious tanners.
Written 27 February 2014
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P-J Hannabus
George, South Africa26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Check on wind before visit. Take picnic basket. Take umbrella for morning visit. We traveled by car, but train would also be convenient. Not sure if the Red Bus does this route.
Written 1 March 2020
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Shunak86
Tel Aviv, Israel149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
I wanted to come here just to see this attraction. We came close to the sunset so there wasn’t a lot of people so that was peaceful and quiet.
The whole area of it was amazing in comparison to other places I’ve been in.
Great place to come and relax for a couple of minutes ;)
Written 3 April 2019
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Chantyld
Cape Town Central, South Africa38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
Great place to picnic and swim in the tidal pool. The beach is not too big and does tend to get busy but it is a lovely location and it's proximity to great eateries is a big plus!
Written 18 April 2018
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