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A list of favourite dog-friendly beaches in Cape Town, South Africa:

Beaches where dogs are allowed without a leash include:

  • Clifton 1st Beach

  • Beta Beach, Bakoven

  • Noordhoek Beach

  • Sunset Beach, Sea Point

  • Long Beach, Kommetjie

  • Witsands Beach, Melkbosstrand

Beaches where dogs are allowed on before 9pm and after 6pm:

*Dogs are allowed on these beaches all day during the off-season

  • Camps Bay Beach

  • Blaauwberg

  • Milnerton Lagoon

  • Clifton 4th Beach

  • Llandudno Beach

  • Big Bay Beach

A comprehensive list of the best dog-friendly beaches in Cape Town:

Clifton 1st Beach

This beach is perfect for relaxed beach days, where your dog can run around while you tan on your towel with friends.  Umbrellas can be rented to keep your pooch cool when they are out of the water.

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Beta Beach, Bakoven

A quaint beach filled with boulders to climb onto and jump straight into the water from; any water-dog will love this spot. The perfect spot to chill with your pooch while watching the sunset with a mountain view.

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Noordhoek Beach

This quaint beach is filled with boulders to climb onto and jump straight into the water; any water-loving pup will love this spot. It’s the perfect place to chill with your pooch while watching the sunset, complete with a mountain view.

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Sunset Beach, Sea Point

A central beach, right next door to trendy restaurants and ice cream spots! A true Capetonian hangout.  Before you hit this central beach, take your pooch for a jog on Sea Point Promenade.

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Long Beach, Kommetjie

The perfect beach for a long run with your pooch, and a refreshing dip in the ocean afterwards.  If you’re a surfer, bring your board along and catch some waves.

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Witsands, Melkbosstrand

This snow-white beach is a 30min drive from Cape Town but worth the drive when you arrive at this West Coast holiday destination. The area also features plenty of dog-friendly restaurants, where you can get some water for your pooch and, for yourself, a refreshing beverage.

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