Maidens Cove Tidal Pool

Photo taken at: Maiden’s Cove, Cape Town, Western Cape

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Maiden’s Cove is a lovely beach known for its exquisite view of the Twelve Apostles, Camps Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. This scenic lookout point along Victoria Road is a popular swimming spot, as it has two tidal pools. The first tidal pool is located between Glen Beach and Camps Bay Beach. It is ideal for a leisurely day out with family and friends because of its braaing and picnic facilities. The second tidal pool is between Glen Beach and Clifton Fourth and is ideal for swimming and sunbathing on the surrounding boulders. This tidal pool is also perfect for snorkeling during low tide.

Maiden’s Cove also attracts divers as it is also one of the best free-diving spots in the Cape Peninsula. During the months of June to December, dolphins and whales are frequently sighted in the shorelines of the cove. Additionally, Maiden’s Cove offers a stretch of fine white sand, free parking areas, and toilets. It is also conveniently located near restaurants, bars, and cafés.

In the background is the Twelve Apostles mountain range, which is stretch of mountainous rock formations and is one of Cape Town’s most famous landmarks. The mountain range is named Twelve Apostles because of its twelve distinguishable buttresses. It extends from Table Mountain, above Camps Bay, in the direction of Hout Bay, to Llandudno.

Maiden’s Cove is definitely a must-see spot in Cape Town. So, bring your loved ones and don’t forget to take your picture-perfect shots of the boulders, tides, and the beautiful sunset with the magnificent Twelve Apostles as the pefect backdrop.

View our full post on the 19 tidal pools of Cape Town.

Where: Victoria Road, Camps Bay (the two largest tidal pools at Maiden’s Cove are located between Glen Beach (a favourite for surfers) and Clifton 4th Beach.)