Anton Crone’s Western Cape beach break recommendations

Posted on 11 February 2021

Getaway Magazine‘s Editor, Anton Crone, spoke with CapeTalk’s Pippa Hudson on Wednesday about his beach break recommendations in the Western Cape.

From one day stays to weekends away, Crone outlined his top picks.

The criteria considered for his picks include the ability to social distance, long stretches of sand, seclusion and that are somewhat ‘hard to get to’. Crone recommends checking ahead of any beach jaunt.

For day trips around the peninsula:

Diaz Beach, Bufells Bay, Platboom Beach, Table Mountain National Park

Table Mountain National Park has extraordinary beaches. Buffels Bay can be accessed by car. There’s an entrance fee to get into the park and therefore crowds are deterred.

Ocean birds, rock pools and the incredible natural surroundings make for a great day out.


Smitswinkel Beach

This is a bit trickier to access but the sublime views make up for it. You have to hike to get down and up, which also means less people will be there.

Scarborough Beach

The stretch of beach is perfect for social distancing, kite surfing and sunsets.


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Noordhoek Beach:

Crone recommends going in a group, from your social bubble, for safe measures if you plan to hike to Kakapo. Perfect for long walks, horse riding and sunset and it can be windy too.

Weekend trips:


The long empty stretches, history and natural beauty are what makes Yzerfontein a perfect beach break destination. There is a wooden walkway making it accessible for wheelchairs prams. There are plenty of food spots to check out post-beach day too.


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Churchhaven, West Coast National Park

While you will need to book accommodation in advance, Churchhaven is a blissful destination. The fauna, flora and lagoon make for the ultimate beach escape.


This fishing village is a family-friendly beach destination that has something for everyone. The houses are never too far from the ocean and there is plenty to explore in the town itself.

Paternoster is an iconic seaside escape. Image: Getaway Gallery

De Kelders

There is ample history to be explored in this area. There is a cave between De Kelders and CapeNature Reserve called The Klipgat Cave that offers incredible views of the ocean.

For the full interview, visit CApeTalk’s website here:

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