Sea Point

Sea Point is Cape Town’s most densely populated suburb, situated between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean a few kilometres to the west of Cape Town’s Central Business District.


Sea Point is situated on a small stretch of land between a mountain and the sea. As a result, space is at a premium and, unlike other white suburbs in Cape Town, houses are built closely together, there are many blocks of flats built along the beach front, where there are public spaces. The most important communal space is the beach front Promenade. This a paved walkway along the beach front used by residents and tourists for walking, jogging or just socializing. As one moves up the slopes of Lion’s Head and Signal Hill from the Main Road, there are found expensive houses, especially in the so-called Avenues.

Apart from Sea Point beach, which lies next to the salt water baths, there is another sheltered beach called Rocklands. Further towards the city then lies Three Anchor Bay. All of these beaches are carpeted with broken mussel shells, unlike the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. The rocks off these beaches are Basaltic, with extensive beds of kelp seaweed offshore. Unlike the Indian Ocean side of the peninsula, the water is cold (12 deg c- 16 deg c).


Sea Point is regarded by some as a dangerous area and prone to more criminal activity than other less integrated white suburbs such as Rondebosch or Constantia. So, be take a caution there during visit.

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