Muizenberg Beach Huts

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About 30 minutes drive from Cape Town’s City Centre is a seaside suburb known as the South African surfing birthplace. Muizenberg has a beautiful long beach which attracts people from all walks of life. The beach is 20 kilometers long and stretches all the way around the top of False Bay to the Strand. It is one of the best places in the world to learn surfing because of its consistent great waves and good surfing facilities. The beachfront also has shops, restaurants, a visitor center, adventure, and surf activity operators. In season there are lifesavers present, making it a perfect family destination.

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But what really makes this beach attractive to locals and tourists is the series of colourful beach huts which serves as the perfect Instagram photo backdrop. These frequently-photographed beach huts are a world-famous icon of Muizenberg. Over the years, some of the beach huts fell into disrepair. Rumor has it that in 2017 the houses were almost removed. There were claims of “safety risks” and “anti-social behavior”. The huts were being used for prostitution and were utilized by criminals in mugging beachgoers. There was a huge public outcry and Muizenberg residents drew up a petition to save the beach huts for the purpose of retaining the iconic photographic value of the area. The famous colourful beach huts were saved and renovated.

 

Today, the beach huts serve as an important part of the Muizenberg heritage. And it’s an iconic part of the Cape Town landscape. Explore the cute little suburb and take your own epic Instagram photos with the vibrant colourful beach huts of Muizenberg!

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You might be interested in The St James Pool and it’s own colourful beach huts. Alternatively read about all 19 tidal pools in Cape Town.