Cape Town Big Bay
Relaxed Beach Resort in South Africa with Blue Flag Status
Cape Town Big Bay is located roughly 30km North of Cape Town city centre.
Big Bay Cape Town is quite new and was only developed in the last five years.
The coastal resort is easy to reach when you drive along the Westcoast Road R27 to the North and after you pass Blouberg or Blaauwberg) you will see the signs for Big Bay on your left.
The more scenic route going from Cape Town to Big Bay is when you leave the R27 at Dolphin Beach and take Marine Drive along Blaauwberg Beach.
From the beach walk in front of the Eden Complex you will have one of the best views across the Table Bay towards majestic Table Mountain massif which dominates the Mother City.
The "Big Bay Beach Club" Apartment in Big Bay complex already attracted many foreigners and tourists to the West Coast town of Blaauwberg.
But the beachside apartments and shopping complex "Eden on the Bay" which was only opened mid of 2009 is now becoming the new attraction in Blouberg’s Big Bay area.
Finally Blouberg has got a lovely beachfront walk and many new restaurants and boutiques with good shopping facilities, holiday accommodation and housing in the Big Bay right on the beach. There is plenty of parking available too.
Surfing in Cape Town at Big Bay
Big Bay is always named among the best kitesurfing hotspots in the world.
Kitesurfers and Bodysurfers have made already made the popular coastal resort their home when holidaying in South Africa for the last years.
At the recent Blue Flag Award Ceremony Big Bay Beach was named one of Cape Town's seven
Blue Flag Beaches.
There is a Lifesavers' Club in Big Bay which makes for safe swimming and surfing and Big Bay beach is a favorite with the locals too. The beach is one of the cleanest in the area and therefore was granted the prestigious Blue Flag Beach Award in 2009.
The water is quite cold around Blouberg with water temperatures of the Atlantic in the regions of 10 – 17 deg.C.; so you definitely will need your wetsuits for watersports all year round.
The wind is strongest in the South African summer, i.e. from December to February when the South Easter wind prevails, then the water in Cape Town Big Bay feels even colder.
Check out this excellent website
for up-to-date Big Bay surfreports.
Attractions in Big Bay CapeTown
• Take a leisurely stroll on the many miles of perfect white sandy beach and collect seashells in all sizes
• Enjoy delicious meals at the sidewalk cafes and restaurants. Sit down in one of the fancy coffee shops or on the sidewalk and admire the picture perfect scene of Table Mountain and Robben Island in the near distance.
• Get new surf wear or book some surfing lessons at one of the surf shops in Big Bay
• Visit the little galleries and shops in the Eden on the Bay Shopping Centre
• Some more excellent boutique shopping can be done in nearby Seaside Village Shopping Centre
• Support the local disadvantaged communities when you visit the arts and crafts centre at Boost South Africa which is located between Bloubergstrand and BigBay.