Situated between Camps Bay and Hout Bay, Llandudno is undoubtedly one of Cape Town’s most picturesque beaches. Motorists driving along the main road above get only a glimpse of greenish waters, white surf and grey monolithic rocks. From the water’s edge, the beautiful white beach is framed by natural bush, granite boulders and steep slopes on either side forming a dramatic mountain backdrop. The elite residential area of Llandudno displays spectacular architectural showpieces clinging to these steep slopes.
Llandudno is popular for sun bathing while confident surfers and body-boarders experience a strong current and powerful breakers. Only a few people venture into the water for a quick swim, since the sea is usually icy cold in summer due to the wind-generated upwelling of clear, cold bottom water.
The beach rarely becomes overcrowded since the parking space here is limited. Facilities at Llandudno include two ablution blocks and an established lifesaving club.
Llandudno, Western Cape