List of Tidal Pools in Cape Town

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millers-pointCape Town has some world famous beaches but sometimes the waves can get a bit hectic and if one is looking for a salty swim somewhere a bit more sheltered, there are numerous tidal pools to visit along the coast. Tidal pools are rocky pools built to provide safe, warm, family-friendly places to swim and play.

Kommetjie Tidal Pool
Venue: South of Long Beach at De Kom, Cape Town
Flamingos love this spot. It lies at the edge of the catwalk along De Kom, away from the lighthouse with concrete steps and a handrail for easy access. Grass patches with shade from milkwood trees for picnics.

Soetwater Tidal Pool
Venue: Lighthouse Rd, Kommetjie, Cape Town
This pool is situated south of Slangkop Lighthouse below the coastal road. The tidal pool is accompanied by a camp site and picnic areas.

Maiden’s Cove Tidal Pools 1 & 2
Venue: Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town
The first tidal pool can be found between Glen Beach and Camps Bay Beach and the second between Glen Beach and Clifton Beach. Braai and picnic facilities are available nearby.

Camps Bay Tidal Pool
Venue: Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Camps Bay Tidal Pool is one of the most popular tidal pools along the Atlantic Seaboard.

Saunders Rock Tidal Pool
Venue: Sea Point Promenade, Beach Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town
A hugely popular pool built into a rocky crevice next to Saunders Beach.

Milton Tidal Pool
Venue: Beach Rd, Sea Point , Sea Point, Cape Town
Milton Tidal Pool is a natural seawater tidal pool situated on Milton Beach in Sea Point.

Graaff’s Tidal Pool
Venue: Beach Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town
A tidal pool with a concrete patch ideal for sunbathing next to the pool.

Wooley’s Tidal Pool
Venue: Off Main Rd, Kalk Bay, Cape Town
Between Kalk Bay and Clovelly with a deep pool and a splash pool for little ones offering spectacular views across Fish Hoek.

Dalebrook Tidal Pool
Venue: Off Main Rd, Dalebrook, Cape Town
This pool is easily missed. Hidden between St James and Kalk Bay and opposite the Dalebrook Place. It has an outdoor shower and a change room.

St James Tidal Pool
Venue: Main Rd, St James, Cape Town
Cape Town’s most popular and iconic tidal pool, St James is easily recognised by the coloured beach huts that sit against the edge of the waters.

Miller’s Point Tidal Pool
Venue: Miller’s Point Rd, Murdock Valley, Cape Town
Situated five kilometres south of Simon’s Town on the coastal road that heads to Cape Point. A favourite launch point for kayakers and SUP enthusiasts, Miller’s Point is very popular with locals and guests alike. A grassed area around the pool, braai pits and change rooms.

Glencairn Tidal Pool
Venue: Next to Glencairn station, Glencairn Beach, Glencairn, Cape Town
The tidal pool holds a portion of the beach in its walls. Popular amongst swimmers, snorkelers and sunbathers.

Strandfontein Tidal Pool
Venue: Strandfontein Rd, Mitchells Plain, Cape Town
A tidal pool on Strandfontein Beach, with picnic and braai areas.

Monwabisi Tidal Pool
Venue: Off Baden Powell Dr, Khayelitsha, Cape Town
An enormous pool forming part of the popular Monwabisi resort and beach.

 

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Discussion3 Comments

  1. You’re forgetting about Strandfontein Pavilion in Strandfontein. As far as my knowledge goes it’s the biggest tidal pool in the Mother City.

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