Witsands Beach

Area: Kommetjie, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Physical Address: Lighthouse Road, Kommetjie, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Web: www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/see-all-city-facilities/our-recreational-facilities/Beaches/Witsands%20Beach

Witsands Beach, Kommetjie, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


Witsands Beach, so named for its long stretch of white sand, is largely popular among kitesurfers on windy days. From the sea-cliff road, it is a steep walk down one of a number of sandy tracks to the beach. Another option is to drive down to the car park serving a boat-launching ramp, which is accessed from a road just outside the entrance gates to Soetwater Resort.

On a rocky headland known as ‘Die Eiland’ (the island), is a crayfish processing factory. Surfers know the ‘crayfish factory’ as a big-wave surf spot.

Swimming is best limited to calm days as powerful waves and rip currents may catch swimmers unawares. The beach is backed by rolling dunes that constitute a seasonal wetland area.

Features and facilities
Boat launch and slipway

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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