Strand is in the Western Cape province of South Africa, and has a population of approximately 50,000. Strand’s main attraction is the beach; 5 km of white sandy beach off False Bay.
Strand is often referred to as The Strand (Afrikaans: Die Strand), which is the old name of the town.
The main beach in the Strand, Melkbaai Beach, is known as one of the best and safest bathing areas in the country. Facilities on or nearby this beach include Waterworld with a super tube and mini-golf and Harmony Park which includes a tidal pool. Water sports may be conducted from various points along the beachfront.
Strand has a wide variety of organised sport including a golf course, tennis courts, rugby fields, squash clubs, jukskei, and water sports like surfing, sailing, power boating, paddle skiing and board sailing. The Pipe is a part of the beach marked off for surfers and is known for its big, “surfable” waves.
Strand also has an Olympic-sized indoor pool which is centrally heated and is open all year round.
Melkbaai beach, Strand, Western Cape