Windmill Beach

Area: Simon's Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Physical Address: Corner M4 and Bellevue Road, Simon's Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Web: www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/see-all-city-facilities/our-recreational-facilities/Beaches/Windmill%20Beach

Windmill Beach, Simon's Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


Windmill Beach is tucked away behind the golf course at Froggy Pond. Like its neighbour, Boulders Beach, it is surrounded by giant granite outcrops which act as a windbreak. The white, sandy beach slopes gently into two gullies separated by a rocky point. Here, the water is flat, calm and crystal-clear, providing safe swimming and paddling for children in the shallows and good snorkelling in deeper water.

The beach is often used as a scuba diving training site, as it offers easy entry and exit points, good visibility, and minimal wave action. Novice divers are guided on a circumnavigation of the rocky point, departing from one gully and returning to shore via the other, while exploring the underwater life of the kelp forest. Sea kayakers are also often seen paddling through the channel on their way to or from Simon’s Town.

Features and facilities

Water sports
Safe swimming

Please see The Sport and Recreation Facility Tariff Booklet for more information about bookings and tariffs.

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

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