Bakoven Beach

Area: Bakoven, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Physical Address: Victoria Road, Bakoven, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21 439 4332 (General enquiries); 021 444 0421 (District office)
Web: www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/see-all-city-facilities/our-recreational-facilities/Beaches/Bakoven%20Beach

Bakoven Beach, Bakoven, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


Bakoven is a tiny suburb on the edge of Camps Bay. Bakoven Beach is just a small strip of sand between a jumble of giant granite boulders, some of which are reminiscent of Dutch ovens, hence the suburb’s name. Although small, the beach is home to the National Sea Rescue Institute’s (NSRI) oldest station, established in 1967.

The boulders provide shelter from the wind for sunbathers seeking a quiet spot away from the Camps Bay crowds. It also offers a good vantage point from which to watch the sunset. Behind the beach is a maze of narrow lanes winding between the closely spaced bungalows, creating a cosy village atmosphere. Together with the bungalows at Clifton and Glen Beach, Bakoven Beach has been declared a Heritage Area.

Features and facilities
NSRI station

Nature appreciation
Safe swimming

Booking queries
Telephone: 021 400 3647 / 021 400 3823

If there are any errors in the above information, please notify us via an email to info@westerncapecommunity.co.za