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Posted on: Monday, 3 October 2011

I Love West Beach Because …

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I ♥ West Beach

I ♥ West Beach

Hi, I’m Karen from West Beach which is slap bang in the middle of Bloubergstrand and Big Bay.

West Beach IS BEST KNOWN FOR being one of Cape Town‘s most upmarket estate developments which was launched during November 1989.


OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT the beach where you can see Table Mountain in the background.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I LIKE TO to pop down to the beachfront and walk along the promenade or go for sundowners to look at the beautiful view.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S BAD, I LIKE TO sit indoors at one of the trendy pubs or coffee shops and watch Mother nature.

I ♥ West Beach

I ♥ West Beach

I THINK THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT IS all year, BECAUSE West Beach seldom is as affected by the weather as the rest of Cape Town.

MY FAVOURITE BREAKFAST SPOT IS Mugg & Bean at West Coast Village.

FOR LUNCH, I SUGGEST anywhere in Big Bay…ther are lots of options to choose from.


BEST LATE NIGHT SNACK FROM Cubana in Blouberg… which is only 5 minutes away from us.


FOR A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN TRY the whole of the Blouberg beachfront because it is filled with pubs, restaurants and music.

I ♥ West Beach

I ♥ West Beach

IF YOU WANT TO MEET LOCALS, GO TO any of the above-mentioned places.

West Beach’s BEST KEPT SECRET IS that the beach is just over the hill, 3 minutes away.

MY FAVOURITE THING TO DO WITH FRIENDS IS hang out at the Big Bay for breakfast, lunch or dinner… awesome vibes.

FOR SOME LIVE MUSIC, I LIKE TO GO TO Blue Peter Hotel on the beach.

TO RELAX AND RESTORE MY SOUL, I LIKE TO go to one of the spas in the area or just simply walk along the beach, listening to the sound of the Atlantic.

IF YOU’RE FEELING ADVENTUROUS, TRY kite surfing or wind-sailing at Big Bay.

MY FAVOURITE WALK IS along the beach towards Melkbos, 10 minutes away.

I ♥ West Beach

I ♥ West Beach

MY FAVOURITE SHOPS ARE the ones at Big Bay.

MY FAVOURITE VIEWING SPOT IS Blouberg beach. The view of Table Mountain is breathtaking.

IF YOU’RE HERE IN summer, JOIN IN THE FUN AT the Kite surfing contests – they are awesome.

MY FAVOURITE MUSEUM IS Blouberg Hill which is the site of a boer war battle.

MY FAVOURITE BUILDING IS Rochester Guest House, FOR ITS Cape Dutch feel and ambience.

TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN? A FUN OUTING IS Ratanga Junction which is only is 15 minutes away or just going to the beach.

I ♥ West Beach

I ♥ West Beach

BEST CHEAP AND CHEERFUL OUTING IS pancakes and/or ice cream on the beachfront.

WHEN MONEY’S NO OBJECT, I LIKE TO splash out at Moyo… a true African experience.

THE MOST UNUSUAL THING I SEE HERE IS how old and new blend together so well.

MY FAVOURITE WEEKEND GETAWAY IS Rochester guest House for solace, peace and tranquility.

WHEN I WANT TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, I look for local programmes that are running to help the locals.

I Love West Beach BECAUSE it’s vibey, modern feel, close to shops and the beach, but still tranquil and peaceful. Even though you are so close to everything, you still feel as though you are in some remote part of the countryside.

Desirable Digits

Table Mountain Cableway Company: +27 (0)21 424-8181
Mugg & Bean: +27 (0)21 554-3474
Café Sophia: +27 (0)21 554-0296
Cubana: +27 (0)21 557-7320
Moyo: +27 (0)21 554-9671
Blue Peter Hotel: +27 (0)21 554-1956
Ratanga Junction: +27 (0)861 200-300

Useful Links:
West Beach Attractions
Blaauwberg Attractions & Info
Things to Do in Blaauwberg
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Western Cape Accommodation




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