Big Bay is home to one of the most beautiful beaches along the West Coast. Most of our holiday, accommodation will give you the opportunity to enjoy views of the beach without stepping outside but, you're bound to be so enticed by the panoramic site of Table Mountain and Robben Island, a walk along the beach is an experience you won't want to pass up on.
On the left side of Big Bay Beach, you will find Blouberg Beach, which offers a beautiful stretch perfect for a walk or a jog. There's few ways to start your day off better than with a job along the beach.
The beach itself has two rocky points that extend far out into the sea. This has created a bay in which locals partake in surfing, wind surfing as well as swimming. Big Bay Beach has white sand with a few pebbles scattered around.
Just as with the rest of the beaches in Table Bay, when it's windy, a walk on the beach can be unpleasant. During calmer weather, the beach is at its best. For refreshments, there are a number of restaurants and cafe's along the beachfront where you can enjoy a tasty breakfast or sundowners with friends.
Big Bay is definitely one of the best places in Cape Town to enjoy a holiday with each access to the beach.
Although the water can get quite cold due to the Benguela current, the beach is quite popular for water sports including surfing and kite surfing. Over the years, there has been a number of international surfing events held along the beaches in the area.
All of our holiday rental accommodation in Big Bay allows easy access to Cape Town International Airport. It's about 25 km (or a 30-minute drive) from Cape Town City Centre and the famous Waterfront, with its Aquarium, Flee markets, Harbour Area, Boat cruises, and Tours to Robben Island. For visitors without their own transport, the recently implemented BRT Myciti bus route runs from Big Bay, throughout Table View, to Cape Town itself.
Bayside Mall Shopping Centre is your one stop shopping mall. You can shop for everything you need from groceries to fashion to jewellery - all under one roof. Bayside Mall's fashion offering includes most of South Africa's major retailers, as well as a variety of speciality stores. There's a large variety of eateries, including loads of coffee shops and restaurants. Ster-Kinekor, situated at the heart of the food court, offers eight spacious cinemas and the latest sound technology.
If your ideal way to relax while on vacation is playing a few rounds of golf, Big Bay is the perfect area. Not far from your Big Bay holiday accommodation, you'll find Milnerton Golf course, which you can easily get to with the Myciti buses. Milnerton Golf Course is a gorgeous 18-hole course right by the beach. Nature lovers will enjoy the vast abundance of water birds on the bordering river.
Big Bay's beachfront offers a variety of bars, restaurants, and other vibrant entertainment venues that awakens as the sun sets. The nightclubs range from an easy, laidback environment where patrons are dressed in sandals and shorts to elegant dressings with cocktails and accommodate people of all ages. The nightclubs and bars in Big Bay, known for its proximity to the beach and are quite close to one another making it easy to club hop. Whether you're having a beer at the local pub or knocking back tequila in the club, there will always be a good, relaxed vibe with friendly locals eager to chat.