For a sensational seaside weekend destination, with plenty of sun and sea; Bloubergstrand is the place to be. Best known for its spectacular views of Table Mountain across Table Bay, this spectacular area encompasses 48 kilometres of sandy white beaches all with magnificent views of Devil´s Peak, Table Mountain and Lion´s Head as well as the infamous Robben Island.
The Blouberg region, one of the fastest growing areas in the Western Cape, lies to the north of Cape Town city centre and is the gateway to the Cape West Coast. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and shopping malls for those so inclined, but best to head for the beaches to watch kite surfers doing ridiculous aerial manoeuvres.
Bloubergstrand has a long white sand beach on the Atlantic Ocean, with a few rocky outcrops where black mussels are found. The water is cold due to the cold Benguela current but the beach is popular with surfers. The bay on the west side, known as ‘Big Bay’ has become a very popular kite surfing spot due to the constant trade winds bringing a 1-3m surf for a majority of the year. Big Bay beach is also well known for the ease with which White Mussels can be extracted from the sand by a process locally known as ‘jiving’.
Situated a mere 9km’s down the coastline to Bloubergstrand, is Melkbosstrand; another amazing seaside destination. The town and its 7 km stretch of white sand beach is situated on the Atlantic coast with the Blouberg mountain to the east. The first West Coast beach you will encounter on leaving Cape Town is Melkbos. Perfect for long, lazy walks and safe swimming, Melkbos Beach offers beautiful views of Robben Island and Table Mountain. The sunsets are stunning.
Good surfing conditions can be found at Corner, Tubewave and Derdesteen. Melkbos Beach is also a popular spot for kite surfing, windsurfing, crayfishing and boating.
With so much to see and do, the only thing left to do is find the perfect accommodation to fit in with your weekend plans, and we have just the place – Atlantic Beach Hotel!
Atlantic Beach Hotel is located just 200 metres from the seven-kilometre long, white beaches of Melkbosstrand. The Atlantic Beach Hotel has 38 en-suite rooms, all of which are fully equipped with plasma TV, satellite channels, mini bars, and all of the comforts of home. For the more discerning, there is a personal espresso machine for that perfect first cup of coffee of the day. Each room has breathtaking views with a balcony to enjoy the view and fresh sea breeze from.
At the Belon Restaurant and Bar, you will never go hungry. From their Rib Fridays to Burger Sundays you are sure to find something to suit all appetites.
The Belon Bar serves a host of thirst quenching beverages and cocktails which can be taken out of doors on the Belon Terrace which can accommodate 36 people under broad umbrellas, so the occasion never stops!
Plan your coastal weekend away today, to these absolutely breathtaking seaside destinations.