Bikini Beach is reputed to have received its name from the bikinis worn by female students from nearby University of Stellenbosch, for whom this beach has been special. Bikini beach is situated in the small coastal town of Gordon’s Bay in the Western Cape.
The beach lies at the foot of the Hottentot’s Holland mountain range. The beach is tucked up against the Gordon’s Bay harbour wall, sheltered from the southerly winds that often blow in the summer months. Due to its location and safe bathing area it is a popular destination for the locals and overseas visitors alike.
bikini beach, gordons bay