Clifton beach webcam
Clifton is an affluent suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. This exceptional residential area is home to some of the most expensive real estate in the country and stands out for its cliff-top homes with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Clifton received recognition in 2003 and 2004 as one of the top 10 beaches according to the Discovery Travel Channel and was awarded the Blue Flag. In 2005 and 2006, it was ranked 8th in Forbes magazine’s list of the best topless beaches in the world. The area borders other suburbs such as Camps Bay and Bantry Bay.
There are four beaches in the area, which are popular with locals and tourists alike. The beaches are numbered from the northern to the southern edge of the coast and are separated by granite boulders covered with snow-white quartzite sand.
Clifton’s four beaches are one of the few coastal areas in Cape Town that are sheltered from the well-known southeasterly wind, making them an attractive beach getaway. The fifth beach, called Moses Beach, changes with the seasons, as its appearance depends on the movement of sand.
The water, although cool (12-16°C), is ideal for many types of water activities, especially both board and body surfing. The strongest surf is usually observed on the First Beach, gradually weakening on the Fourth. The fourth beach (south) is considered the most popular and picturesque place, attracting both family companies and passionate lovers of glamorous atmosphere.
Yachts often anchor on Fourth Beach, especially on summer weekends.
The third beach, the smallest one, has become famous for its loose atmosphere associated with gay culture. The second beach is busy with students playing beach volleyball and other games. The first beach, located in the north, attracts a mixed audience of locals and surf enthusiasts. Clifton Beach has also been highly rated as one of the finest vacation destinations in Discovery’s regional rankings.