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Sea PointCape Town

Bring the kids to the playgrounds and cafés in this dynamic, rejuvenated coastal area in the shadow of a mossy mountain.

Sea Point is a lively and eclectic suburb on a narrow stretch of land along the ocean, in the shadow of the Signal Hill mountain. The suburb contains many modern bars and cafés that have sprung up in recent years. Stroll along the picturesque beachfront promenade for a sense of the busy atmosphere near the water.

The paved walkway of this coastal esplanade is the heart of the neighborhood. Join the joggers and walkers and enjoy views of the ocean. Go cycling or skateboarding along the boulevard from Bantry Bay to Mouille Point.

Work on your tan at one of the beaches and clamber over the basaltic rocky parts with the kids. Among the popular sandy hangouts are Rocklands Beach and Sea Point Beach. Stay for the sunset, when red hues dominate the dramatic Cape Town skyline. Relax in the chlorinated seawater swimming pools and dive pools of Sea Point Pavilion.

The area has several natural tidal pools that make swimming safe and clean. Note that the water is a little cooler here than on the False Bay side of the city. Bring the kids to one of the playgrounds that decorate the coast.

Try the mussels found on the beaches toward the northern end of this district. Note the plaque commemorating Charles Darwin’s observation of an intriguing geological phenomenon relating to igneous and metamorphic rock.

Stay in one of the high-rise apartment towers and modern complexes that characterize this area. Neighborhood pubs and bars generate a lively nightlife ambiance.

Note that the district, which is known as Seepunt in Afrikaans, was named in the 18th century by troops evading a smallpox epidemic.

Sea Point overlooks the Atlantic Ocean on the northwestern coast of Cape Town. It is north of Fresnaye and Bantry Bay and just south of Green Point and Three Anchor Bay. Arrive by bus to one of the many stops located around the neighborhood.


Popular places to visit in Sea Point

Milton Beach
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Milton Beach

Pack your swimsuit for a day of beachside fun. Paddle, swim, stroll along the promenade and dine with ocean views.

Sea Point Swimming Pool
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Sea Point Swimming Pool

Gaze up at the majestic Lion’s Head mountain from this swimming site that uses filtered seawater in its four pools.

Sea Point Pavillion
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Sea Point Pavillion

4/5(1 review)

Swimming fun for all ages in four open-air seawater swimming pools from which you can enjoy wonderful views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Queens Beach
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Queens Beach

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Queens Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Sea Point Promenade. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Table Mountain
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Table Mountain

4.5/5(177 reviews)

One of the world’s oldest mountains creates an iconic backdrop to the Cape Town skyline. Climb to the summit for breathtaking views of the surrounding coast.

Robben Island
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Robben Island

4.5/5(87 reviews)

Visit the cell where Nelson Mandela spent most of his sentence and explore the Table Bay island that has also served as a leper colony and a military base.

Top things to do in Sea Point

Cape Peninsula Full-Day Tour
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Cape Peninsula Full-Day Tour

£68
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Robben Island & City Center Full-Day Tour
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Robben Island & City Center Full-Day Tour

£76
Per adult
Cape Winelands Full-Day Tour
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Cape Winelands Full-Day Tour

£57
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Cape of Good Hope Half-Day Tour
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Cape of Good Hope Half-Day Tour

£52
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Safari from Cape Town
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Full-Day Safari from Cape Town

£164
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Cape Town City and Table Mountain Tour
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Cape Town City and Table Mountain Tour

£123
Per adult

Top hotels in Sea Point

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Spring Tide Inn
Spring Tide Inn
3 out of 5
8 Oliver Road, Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape

Nestled on the beach, this Sea Point bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Milton Beach, Cape Town Stadium and V&A Waterfront. Two Oceans Aquarium and Lions ...

4.2/5Very Good! (35 reviews)
RODGERS CYCLE TOUR STAY 2020

"Itwas a great stay. Only hustke was that parking is not enough... had to park across the street... it's a safe area though"…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Spring Tide Inn
Leeuwenzee Guest House
Leeuwenzee Guest House
4 out of 5
199 High Level Road, Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape

Located in Sea Point, this guesthouse is within 2 miles (3 km) of Milton Beach, Cape Town Stadium and V&A Waterfront. Two Oceans Aquarium and Cape Town International ...

4.2/5Very Good! (15 reviews)

"Amazing service from Daniel and the staff. Nothing to much trouble. Always there even late at night. Warm and friendly."…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2019

Leeuwenzee Guest House
The Verge Aparthotel
The Verge Aparthotel
3.5 out of 5
Holmfirth Road, Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is £44 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Located in Sea Point, this aparthotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Milton Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Cape Town Stadium and V&A Waterfront. Lions Head and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (84 reviews)

"Great location ,near to shops,local bus and minute walk to the sea.Front desk maned 24hours. I've stayed here before and really like it but have noticed some of the paintwork and walls need some attention."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

The Verge Aparthotel
Olaf's Guest House
Olaf's Guest House
4 out of 5
24 Wisbeach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape

Located in Sea Point, this romantic guesthouse is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Milton Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Cape Town Stadium and V&A Waterfront. Two Oceans ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (108 reviews)

"I absolutely loved everything about Olaf's Guest House. From the moment I arrived and was greeted by the warm & welcoming staff I knew I was in for a wonderful stay. My room was spacious and bright with excellent bedding, nice toiletries, fruit basket and wooden(not plastic) hangers. The room and ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

Olaf's Guest House
Sweet Lemon Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Sweet Lemon Boutique Bed & Breakfast
3 out of 5
12 Bertram Road, Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is £40 per night from 10 Oct to 11 Oct

This family-friendly Cape Town bed & breakfast is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Milton Beach, Sea Point Swimming Pool and Sea Point Pavillion. ...

4/5Very Good! (20 reviews)

"Lovely unfortunately there was no breakfast served although one could prepare herself something"…"

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2019

Sweet Lemon Boutique Bed & Breakfast
First Group Riviera Suites
First Group Riviera Suites
4 out of 5
273 Beach Road Seapoint, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is £41 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Located in Sea Point, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Camps Bay Beach, Two Oceans Aquarium and Cape Town International Convention Centre. Castle ...

4/5Very Good! (35 reviews)

"Poor choice of tv channels. No international news channels. No local news channels No daily coffee and bathroom supplies Insufficient parking on property"…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2019

First Group Riviera Suites

Other areas in Cape Town

Bantry Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Photo by Petro Swanepoel

Bantry Bay

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

Visitors highly recommend Bantry Bay for its abundant dining options, and you can make a stop by Cape Floral Region Protected Areas while you're in town.

Bantry Bay
Cape Town Stadium featuring a sunset and a city

Green Point

4.5/5Wonderful!(29 area reviews)

Travellers like the cocktail bars in Green Point, and Cape Town Stadium is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Green Point
Mouille Point, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Mouille Point

4.5/5Wonderful!(7 area reviews)

Seaside views and mountain views are notable features of Mouille Point. You might consider stopping by Green Point Lighthouse while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

Mouille Point
Bo\'Kaap

Bo'Kaap

3.5/5Good!(8 area reviews)

Travellers come to Bo'Kaap for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Bo Kaap Museum and Auwal Mosque while you're in town.

Bo'Kaap
Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Cape Town City Centre

4/5Very Good!(237 area reviews)

Known for its majestic mountain landscape and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Cape Town City Centre. Check out top attractions like Castle of Good Hope and Long Street, and jump on the metro at Woodstock Station or Esplanade Station to see more of the city.

Cape Town City Centre
Victoria and Alfred Waterfront featuring a marina

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

The picture-perfect mountain views and abundant dining options are top of the list for many visitors to Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. A stop by V&A Waterfront or Cape Town Cruise Terminal might round out your trip.

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

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