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Address: Grotto Street, Hermanus, South Africa

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A long walk to tranquility

Grotto beach is "the" beach to visit in Hermanus. It enjoys blue flag status but as a local I would warn all visitors to adjust their expectations. From mid- December till after... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Hermanus, South Africa
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Hermanus, South Africa
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Grotto beach is "the" beach to visit in Hermanus. It enjoys blue flag status but as a local I would warn all visitors to adjust their expectations. From mid- December till after New Year, the holiday season in South Africa, EVERYBODY wants to enjoy this beach. At this time there will always be long waits for change rooms and not... More 

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Thank Julian B
Cape Town, South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been here several times before so decided to go to the 'far' side at the Lagoon for a change. Loved it. The best of both worlds. The lagoon water was lovely and calm with hundreds of little fish...fabulous. Then nipped over to the ocean and had a 'cold water' splash - invigorating. Beautiful beach. There is also a grassed... More 

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Thank avrilmwessels
Southampton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

" it looked fabulous but unfortunately it was drizzling when we arrived" " plenty of parking it must be fab on a sunny day for families with young children" Jac C

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bring cash if you want a chair or umbrella. Their is a life guard on duty and the toilet facilities are clean. There is a food truck near by that had heavenly smelling food (but we had our own snacks). The play area looks quite run down though.

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Thank Rita B
Cape Town
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252 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really nice beach with good facilities in terms of changerooms and restaurant. There is also very convenient parking, but not nearly enough.

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Montagu, South Africa
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82 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Groot Beach is without doubt the best beach in Hermanus, however, the state of the beach after a busy, in-season, day and despite the best efforts of the staff, remains a dissapointment. At approximately 5pm, the lifegaurd, looking proffessional from his tower was replaced, or possibly end his shift while others, who were not the epitome of fitness and proffessional... More 

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Thank FriendofGrand
Bedfordview, South Africa
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful clean beach with spotless cloakroom. Little park for kiddies once they tire of the sea. Lovely for long walks.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to discover Grotto Beach walking the length of the Cliff Walk. Impressive wide sand beach with attractive bar and restaurant. Low key and charming.

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Thank DiDC09
Hermanus, South Africa
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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As locals we have been visiting this beach with its mountainous backdrop on numerous occasions before. There is a Blue Flag portion (BFP) which is kept clean and controlled by life savers within 2 demarcated areas during season. There is also a clean ablution block and umbrellas/ loungers can be hired. Although a lot of parking is provided, during high-season... More 

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Thank Peter F
Loxwood, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great beach for that LONG walk in the sand. Plenty of parking and a cafe to enjoy a glass of wine after the walk!

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