Sea Point is one of Cape Town’s established seaside areas offering holidaymakers the best of both worlds: nightlife and seaside fun.
With its ambience likened to a micro version of the Big Apple, Sea Point is known for its high rise apartment buildings and accessible promenade that stretches for kilometres along the Atlantic Seaboard. If you like to be where the action is, take a look at the varied upmarket accommodation options available Sea Point – Cape Town’s urban hub by the sea.
Your holiday in Sea Point
Whether you’re a night owl and looking to enjoy an active nightlife in restaurants, pubs and clubs; or whether you are a fitness fanatic and committed to your daily walk, run or cycle – preferably with the sea breeze in your hair – or whether you like a bit of both, your holiday in Sea Point will answer all your needs to rest, relax and let your hair down in a vibrant environment.
A well-established urban area, numerous luxury self-catering holiday accommodation options are available in Sea Point that offer easy access to the popular promenade.
There is no shortage of luxury self-catering holiday apartments in Sea Point and visitors can have their pick of stunning sea and mountain view apartments.
In this dense urban area, luxury self-catering holiday villas in Sea Point are available if you know where to look. Sprawl out in these villas and enjoy the city seaside experience.
Things to do in Sea Point
Prowl the promenade
The 7km stretch along the Sea Point promenade is a destination in itself. It is a broad paved seaside contour path that curves along the coastline and is separated from the sidewalk, which follows the coastal Beach Road, by a broad green lawn.
The promenade offers a number of children’s playparks, beaches with rock pools and panoramic views of Table Mountain, Signal Hill and Lion’s Head. It is popular among families with kids in prams, senior citizens; dog-walkers, brisk walkers and joggers. There are designated areas where bicycles and rollerblades are allowed too.
The Sea Point Pool at the Sea Point Pavilion, also along the promenade, offers a community open-air pavilion facility; a 50m Olympic size swimming pool, two kiddies splash pools and a deep diving pool with springboard diving equipment. Built right on the Atlantic Ocean, the pools are crystalline, circulated with filtered seawater and have minimum chlorine levels.
If fossicking in beach pools is not your idea of a beach experience, Sea Point is still within easy reach of the beaches of Bantry Bay, Clifton and Camps Bay where you can sunbathe in soft white sand and brave the cold water of the Atlantic Ocean.
Sea Point’s Main Road offers restaurants interspersed with small shops, bars, apartments and everything urban. Whether you’re looking for a Thai, Italian or Portuguese meal, or are interested in sampling pasture-reared beef steaks, you will not be disappointed by the selection on offer.
Sea Point’s Beach Road also has a handful of good restaurants which can be found among the apartment blocks. La Perla Restaurant is an institution and was established in 1959 as a luxury eatery where celebrities like to be seen.
Get to The Point and experience this light and airy shopping and wellness destination where you can enjoy the coffee shop culture, an invigorating gym workout at one of South Africa’s premier gyms and do your grocery shopping.
The Adelphi Centre Sea Point’s Main Road is located in a converted cinema with over fifty shops, including a large supermarket, plenty of boutiques, banks, coffee shops and speciality stores. For expanded shopping experiences, Sea Point is also within easy reach of the V&A Waterfront.
Cape Sidecar Adventure
And now, for something completely different, why don’t you take a break from Sea Point’s 24-hour cosmopolitan atmosphere and step back in history by hitching a ride in a vintage World War II sidecar? A fleet of 25 sidecars is available for chauffeured tours, transfers and fun events. Take your pick from a variety of itineraries, ranging from a spin around the Peninsula to a meander through the Winelands.
Sea Point weather
In Sea Point, you’re in for idyllically hot Summer weather. This makes space for dramatic displays of Cape Winter storms along the promenade. People flock here to watch the waves crash over the promenade wall when the Atlantic Ocean is raging and waves are chased onshore by the North-West wind.
Visit Sea Point soon
Make sure you are seen in Sea Point during your vacation in Cape Town. If a fun, vibey and cosmopolitan atmosphere is what you’re after, book your Sea Point accommodation, or bring your family and friends and book a villa, to experience the fun, excitement and ambience of one of Cape Town’s most established seaside suburbs.
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