Boulders Beach is popularly known to be an ideal swimming spot with boulders preventing the winds and large waves. But most importantly Boulders Beach is known as a home for African Penguins.
When to visit:
february - august .
08:00 - 17:00 Everyday
For a real treat, visit in January when the juvenile birds are moulting on the beach. If you’re after snapshots, visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the birds are most active. | Between September and October the birds spend much time feeding out at sea, so there are fewer penguins on the beach.
Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. Commonly known as Boulders Bay, it is located in the Cape Peninsula, near Simon's Town towards Cape Point.
Boulders Beach is popular for a colony of African penguins settled here. Here Penguins can be observed at close range, wandering freely in a protected natural environment.
These penguins can be seen best from Foxy Beach, where newly constructed boardwalks take visitors to within a few meters of the birds. It is also a popular swimming beach.
Summer is prime time when you can see these birds most in action. Between September and October the birds spend much time feeding out at sea, so there are fewer penguins on the beach.