Diaz beach is situated in the Table Mountain National Park, adjacent to
Cape Point (to its north-west). The beach is not accessible by
road, and to get to it you've got to be fit enough to hike down lots of
steps to get to the beach (& back up again!). The walk is
well worth the reward of time spent basking on the snow-white sand
surrounded by towering 200m wave-battered cliffs and ocean; the
only sounds being the waves, birds & wind. You may very well
have the whole beach to yourself (except perhaps for the baboons which
wander along the beach occasionally).
Park your car at the Cape Point parking lot. From
the parking lot take the path (and steps) down to the right hand side all the way down to
the beach. It takes about 20 minutes to walk down and about 40 minutes to walk up.
The beach is sheltered from winds blowing from the north. However, it is exposed to the southerly winds (which are the prevailing winds in the summer).
Heavy shore-break. Body boarders occasionally come here to enjoy
the barrels. Bathing can be dangerous. It is possible to
get trapped by the tide if you stray across to the bottom of the cliffs
on the Cape Point side.
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