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St. James Beach

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Address: Main road, St James, Cape Town Central, South Africa

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Colourful Huts

This is another beach like Muizenberg to have the colourful huts. We passed by this beach on the way to Simons town. There was a small swimming pool at the beach maybe to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Muscat, Oman

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and different to the Clifton and Camps Bay beaches. The little houses are charming and if you are lucky you can use one for the day for you and your family or friends.

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another beach like Muizenberg to have the colourful huts. We passed by this beach on the way to Simons town. There was a small swimming pool at the beach maybe to avoid the waves. Nice location.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Loved visiting this famous beach and getting the pictures of the colorful beach huts. The setting with the mountains in the distance is beautiful! The beach is also great for shelling and lots of beach glass!! Charming!

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

During our full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula, I'm glad we stopped to walk down to St. James Beach. The old changing huts were as colorful as anticipated, especially so in the morning light when we visited. A great photo opp. And a good place to hang out and catch some sun when/if time permits.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

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... More 

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

A difficult beach to review as it has so many facets. A perfect place for families. If visitors are racist - avoid Christmas and New Year. Otherwise perfect. A wonderful, safe beach and pool enjoyed my countless generation. The village has never really been successful for restaurants etc although you may be lucky. Don't swim outside the pool unless you... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

St. James Beach is on the same line as Simon's Town which is the stop you get off for Boulder's Bay.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The little colorful houses are in all travel guide you can find for SA. Right there you also can catch the train to Simon's Town and enjoy the swimming pool with salt water in a hot summer day

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Mostly wanted the famous photo here, but found the beach and area a fun walk. Lots of people and watching the waves here was worth the time. The people ( mostly family's ) were having a big time. I don't think I could feel safe in the outer water but the inner guarded pool looked safe enough for average swimmers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Nice place for a short stop and take few photos. If water is not so cold and there are no waves, you could swim a bit.

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