About Strand Beach

Strand beach is one of the most popular beaches along the Kogelberg Coastline and shares it’s fame for swimming and watersports with the adjoining Melkbaai Beach, the two of which often being referred to as one and the same, while being geographically different.

Strand Beach is a popular beach for locals and tourists
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Strand Beach is named after the Afrikaans word for beach; being ‘Strand’ and what is referred to a Strand Main beach is the section of the beach starting north of Melkbaai and running further north to the mouth of the Lourensrivier (Lourens river).

The beach is approximately 3Km in length, is pretty flat, with a soft sandy texture, making it ideal for sunbathing, long walks etc. The shore break is also very shallow going out some distance before it drops off into deeper water, which is why this beach is so popular for swimming.

Further north towards the Lourenrivier, the swells are somewhat bigger, making this a popular surfing destination too.

Other facilities include Waterworld, mini-golf (Putt-Putt) and Harmony Park with it’s tidal pool for even safer swimming. There is also a heated, indoor Olympic swimming pool nearby for all year swimming.

Running parallel to the beach, is Beach Road, which is populated with sky-rise apartments, holiday apartments and plenty of restaurants, fast food outlets and shops; enough to keep you busy when you’ve had enough of the beach. At the northern end of beach road, you will also find the entrance to the Strand Golf Course.

Beach Features

  • Public Parking
  • Boat launch and slipway
  • Picnic areas
  • Shark spotting
  • Public Toilets
  • Lifeguards
  • Tidal/Wave pool

Beach Activities

  • Water sports
  • Fishing (Fishing License Required)
  • Picnics and Braaing (BBQ)
  • Safe Swimming
  • Lifeguards and lifesaving
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Additional Information

Geographically Strand Beach consists of two individual bays, namely; Melkbaai and Mostertsbaai, which, are cumulatively referred to as Strand Beach after the name of the town (Strand) on which ‘it’ borders.

Melkbaai is the more popular bay for swimming, while Mostertsbaai has a more rocky shoreline, popular for dog walking and rock-pool exploration. Mostertsbaai is also a popular with fishermen casting their lines from the rocky shore.

Source: https://www.capetown.gov.za/

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