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Address: Grotto Street, Hermanus, South Africa

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Walk along the cliff path and grab a drink at Grotto Beach

Huge beach, lots of parking and a couple of places to eat and drink. Very fine white sand. There are some hidden paths behind the beach worth a wander through.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Paul S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Huge beach, lots of parking and a couple of places to eat and drink. Very fine white sand. There are some hidden paths behind the beach worth a wander through.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Huge sandy beach, with boulders on the Western end. Fantastic sunset views. Go to Dutchies on the beach for breakfast or for the sunset.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can rent umbrellas to laze on the beach, and enjoy the cool breeze. The waves were slightly choppy when we visited though.

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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a great walk along the sandy beaches and rocky coves. Went paddling in the cool surf. Very stimulating. Great afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

White sands, huge waves and Dutchies nearby for drinks, music and sushi! Perfect! A destination beach.

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The beach, which goes on for miles, is made up of fine white sand and is very clean. There is plenty of parking, toilets, showers and loungers /umbrellas to rent and a bar and restaurant. Along the beach from the bar you will find barbecue spots. Bathing is only for the very hardy types as the water is very cold... More 

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damascus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Long sweep of sand with the opportunity to walk for miles. It is well used particularly at the weekends when families and surfers arrived.

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I like this beach because you can walk for miles and miles withut seeing many people. In november (it was windy) the water is too cold for swimming but in season it must be great to swim there

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Garden Route, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live by the sea further up the coast in the Western Cape, where we have beautiful and clean beaches, and Grotto Beach is as good as the beaches at home. Lots of parking, but also accessible from the cliff path, clean and good facilities. Lovely to have a drink at Dutchies at sunset, and the day I was there,... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredibly beautiful beach. Spent time here just before sunset. Incredible views and was the perfect setting for incredible pictures.

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