Sea Point is one of Cape Town’s suburbs and covers a thin strip of land between Lion’s Head / Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean just a few kilometers west of Cape Town’s Central Business District (CBD). It is a densely populated area with waterfront flats with apartments. The promenade along the coastline is intensively used by locals as well as tourists for walking, jogging, skating, etc. At the time of apartheid, Sea Point was an area where only white people were allowed to live, but this changed quickly after the abolition of apartheid in 1994 and Sea Point is now an area of many cultures (including Dutch, Germans and English have invested in an apartment here).
The coastline is varied and varies from (basalt) rocks, shell beaches and sand. Ships that sail to Table Bay pass by here and in earlier years many of them got stuck on the rocks off the coast.
At the Sea Point Pavilion you will find the Sea Point Pool, an outdoor swimming pool with views of the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island. There is a large 50 meter swimming pool for those who want to swim laps, two shallow pools for children and a deep pool with diving board. The pool is not heated and is filled with filtered ocean water and only a small amount of chlorine. Of course there is also room to sit along the water and enjoy the sun and you can buy refreshments at the kiosk or bring your own picnic basket. The swimming pool is open all year round, in the summer months from October to April from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and the water temperature is then between 18-24 degrees. In the winter months (May to September) you can go swimming between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, the temperature of the water is then between 12-15 degrees.
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In this area you can find various shops, bistros and restaurants, especially in Regent Road, Main Road and Beach Road. There are also plenty of guesthouses and lodges in Sea Point, ask us about the possibilities.