Activities - Santa Maria Beach House
Sun, sand and sea worshippers have certainly come to the right place: The Santa Maria Beach House is located just perfectly. A line of rocks at some distance from the shore breaks the waves, which roll in from two different directions, creating a fascinating effect. At low tide, you may walk out to the rocks.
Without a doubt, this is one of the most beautiful beach sections in and around Cape Town. Rested legs and curious feet may take you as far as the village Melkbossstrand, which lies some fifteen kilometres away.
Melkbossstrand is a worthwhile beach stroll destination that boasts charming bars and cosy restaurants. Afterwards, should the legs be tired or a hearty South African lunch settling into your stomach, a car takes you back to the Beach House in a little over ten minutes.
To our eyes, the endlessly long sand dune beach is somewhat reminiscent of the German North Sea island Sylt. However, in all fairness, it has to be admitted that the beach is even more brilliantly white, the turquoise shimmer of the water more intense.
Of course, you need not run the risk of blistering your feet for seaside village charms. Blouberg is a lovely small town. The Blue Peter, just around the corner, is popular with both locals and globetrotters for sipping a sundowner on the lawn.
Stop by the Big Bay Beach Centre for more restaurants and shops. And just a stone's throw away lies the Water Sports Centre Blouberg and Bigbay, which stocks all your needs in kite-surfing, windsurfing, regular surfing, kayaking and paddle-boating equipment.
With enough time on your hands, you may join one of the surfing or kite-surfing courses taught in one of the world's most celebrated locations, famed and fabled for its ideal winds and waves.