Boulders Beach consists of a sheltered cove of soft white sand, massive granite boulders, and being on the Indian Ocean side of the peninsula, the water is a little warmer than the icy cold water on Cape Town’s Atlantic Ocean beaches.
Besides coming to see the white sand and clear water beaches, our main reason for coming to this spot was to see the penguins! Boulders Beach and the neighbouring Foxy beach are home to a colony of thousands of African penguins and it’s amazing to watch them going about their daily business. To get really close to the penguins, we took a stroll along the wooden boardwalk that thread the dense vegetation, over the dunes and round Foxy Beach. If you head down to Boulders Beach itself, expect to stay for a while – this really is the perfect place for a family beach picnic!