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really beautiful beach. went there for a walk, which was really nice. there weren't many people but... read more

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Roxy P
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Lovely walk

Lovely scenic walk along a well defined path. We were so pleased to see many whales just off the... read more

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Shirley W
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Grotto Street, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed today via mobile

really beautiful beach. went there for a walk, which was really nice. there weren't many people but that might change during peak season

Thank Roxy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely scenic walk along a well defined path. We were so pleased to see many whales just off the coast. Bring binoculars with you to see even better. A great way to get enjoyable exercise!

Thank Shirley W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst we were there in September there was very few people, the very large beach great for walking along, watching and hearing the waves and seeing the whales off the coast

Thank 49Pam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You are able to walk for miles along this beach from the rocks on one side to the lagoon on the other. Water is cold in September, but some brave souls do swim.The surrounding bay is a beautiful site and as you get back to...More

Thank JamesKD9184YZ
Reviewed 28 August 2018

It is exactly what it is named - a series of small beaches that are connected at low tide. They are encircled by these amazing rock formations... there are many paths down from the Cliff Walk. At the east end you come to a great...More

Thank Traveling C
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Definitely a central point of all that is good. Amazing views of sunsets and whales, central point of awesome restaurants with info office, whale museum, amazing art sculptures and a great place to meet other tourists and listen to their travelling stories. The vibe is...More

Thank Dee H
Reviewed 13 August 2018

When the weather is great the scenary is majestic. The place is clean with good picnic spots and the sea view is lovely

Thank Saras M
Reviewed 2 August 2018

The Grotto beach is one of the blue flag beaches in Hermanus. There are a couple of businesses offering deck chairs and umbrellas to unwind for the day. The beach is very clean and the waters appeared calm. There is a restaurant near the car-park...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Hermanus is a small place along the beaxh, and the Grotto beach is its cwntral point. You cannot miss it, and it is right below the Parking. Great Ocean veiws, and two romantic cannons. What else do we need to start exploring Hermus?!

Thank Levi Z
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever visited. With the mountains as a backdrop and the widest beach I have ever seen makes it outstanding. Walk a little along the soft sand and you will come across a lagoon where people...More

Thank Lauren H
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Response from Alanmaker | Reviewed this property |
It is extraordinarily busy, but always worth a visit. If you are happy to walk a bit, it is a superb beach