Fish Hoek Beach

Fish Hoek beach is one of the most beautiful in the world with a gentle curving reach from Clovelly Station to the north past the mouth of the Silvermine River (and adjacent wetlands) to the little lighthouse mid-way which represents the start of the developed shoreline. The walkway stretches all the way to Sunny Cove Station at the southern edge. Dog walking is allowed from Clovelly to the start of the walkway/beach wall but prohibited from here to Sunny Cove. "The beach is about 1.5 km long and quite flat, and the bay is protected from the currents and stronger surf in the rest of False Bay. Swimming is allowed along the entire beach with lifesavers on duty during the summer peak season, and body surfing, boogie boarding, wind surfing and kayaking are popular. The water is far warmer than the Atlantic Seaboard, averaging between just under 17 degrees C annually (similar to Northern Mediterranean Waters like Monte Carlo or Nice, and peaking at 22 degrees C in Summer months. Restaurants and children's play areas are situated at the southern end, and a path known as Jager Walk (also spelled Jaeger or Jagger, and known locally as the Cat Walk) runs past rock pools on the southern side of the bay. Shark spotters are often on duty, especially during the summer tourist season. Despite this, there have been two fatal attacks on swimmers in the bay in recent years, one in November 2004 and one in January 2010. The northern parts of the beach are less developed, and are used by Trek fishermen to launch their boats and clean nets. This part of the beach is popular for walkers, and dogs are allowed. Mach One, a private security company, provides 24 hour security for beachgoers and the beach parking area. (source: wikipedia)" Fishing & Surfing Report (SA Weather Service) Fishhoek Life Saving Club 2011 Events calendar Wind forecasts Shark information Whales Penguins Diving Fishing Surf forecasts live webcam (c/o Bayside)



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