Lagoon Beach Pier, Milnerton

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Photo Caption: It’s Friday! What are your plans for the weekend?

Here’s looking forward to a great weekend!

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When you are looking for the perfect shot of Table Mountain from across the bay, everyone will tell you to head to Bloubergstrand. But the view of the mountain from Lagoon Beach is a secret spot that won’t pop up on your average Cape Town bucket list. You can admire the mountain in its full glory from a closer vantage point.

It is also perfectly located for a quick trip from the city center to hunt the sunset or go for a leisurely stroll on the inviting long stretch of beach. When travelling out of the city, take the N1 off-ramp at the highway split, staying to the left. From here take the second off-ramp, heading towards Paarden Eiland and Milnerton.

A great weekend outing to this side of town includes a stop at the diverse Milnerton market, hosted every Saturday (07:30–14:00) and Sunday (08:00–15:00). At this eclectic market you will find everything from antiques, books, and homemade furniture – to wheel hubs, dvd’s, and ProNutro. The market was established in the late 90’s and it has stood the test of time, remaining a firm favourite of Cape Townians. With the wide array of goods, you can find almost anything you’re looking for, and at a great bargain price.

Lagoon Beach Pier, Milnerton

You can also easily travel here with the MyCiti bus. There is a stop across the market as well as next to the Lagoon Beach entrance. View the schedule here.

Once you’ve finished browsing the market, head over to Lagoon Beach just down the road to admire the mountain. Afterwards stop at the Lagoon Beach hotel for a cocktail at their bar with an epic view. It’s the only hotel in town situated right on the edge of the beach. Read more about it in our post here.