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Picturesque Beach

Nice tidal pool with a small beach, gets full very quickly on sunny days. A mere few steps to the... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Fun day

We always come here as a group of friends. This beach is right across from the train station... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Average9%
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11 Jul 2018
“Picturesque Beach”
6 Dec 2017
“Fun day”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Dalebrook Rd | Opposite Kalk Bay Community Centre, St. James 7946, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Nice tidal pool with a small beach, gets full very quickly on sunny days. A mere few steps to the railway station and ample parking in the main road. But that also gets full on sunny days then finding parking may be an issue.

Thank hoosainnarker
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We always come here as a group of friends. This beach is right across from the train station, therefore easily accessible via public transport. The tidal pool is lots of fun and the rest of the beach is also very beautiful. We always take many...More

Thank MandisaMM
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

This is the perfect place for littleies to get used to the sea, rock pools to explore. Picturesque with parking.

1  Thank AnnieZA
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to take the kids swimming. Good coffee within walking distance in Kalk Bay. Plenty of parking on the street.

Thank CaptainKhoisan
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Very popular tidal pool water temperature varies, as they say it's fine once you're in! Well worth a visit.

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Our favourite swim location. Best when the tide is in and to enjoy the boisterous waves breaking into the pool. Can be littered at times but generally a comfortable family pool.

Thank HumptyDumptie4321
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Try to avoid in holiday season in peak time when one gets the elements, but the rest of the time it's great - even in the colder months. The sea pool isn't easy to see from the road, but walking on the pavement you'll find...More

Thank Stanley466
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Nothing like a beautiful day in Cape Town, spent on the beach with children. Worth a visit. The prefect place to bring kids for a safe swim in the tidal pool. Bring suncream and a umbrella

1  Thank Grant M
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous destination! Amazing clean beaches, a wonderful tidal pool for children to splash around in and deep enough for those who want to do laps. The colourful change rooms make this a perfect spot for photography.

Thank Carmin2014
Reviewed 12 April 2016

This is the most amazing tidal pool. Kalk Bay actually has 5 tidal pools (well, from St James to Clovelly) to choose from and they are all amazing and each has their own unique personality. Dalebrook Pool is cleaned by the City Council approximately once...More

1  Thank Jo S
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