Sea Point Cape Town Activities
It’s time to discover, explore & experience everything Sea Point has to offer – Are you ready? You better be, because here we go!
The beautiful, vibrant, and sought-after Cape Town suburb of Sea Point is the perfect destination / getaway spot for all avid travelers, eager tourists, adventurous globe-trotters, holiday goers, and Cape Town locals looking to experience the best of both worlds – AKA: The very best of what Cape Town has to offer.
Located along Cape Town’s beautiful Atlantic Seaboard, situated between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean, Sea Point is close enough to all the action, thrill, and excitement of Cape Town’s lively inner-city and the glorious V&A Waterfront, but far enough for you to feel like you’ve escaped to your own beachy slice of Mother City paradise filled with sun, sea, surfing, ocean-front sunsets, and sensational sweeping views.
Sea Point’s prime beachfront location paired with its close proximity to the vibrant inner-city allows travellers to experience all of the City Bowl perks, along with easy access to some of Cape Town’s top attractions, sought-after sights, and world-renowned landmarks, all while enjoying every sun-kissed, sandy-toed, and blissful beach moment this stunning seaside suburb has to offer. It’s no surprise that Sea Point has loudly and proudly established itself as Cape Town’s go-to destination of choice amongst travellers from across the world.
To ensure you experience the very best of what Sea Point has to offer, here are some of the top activities in Sea Point you should absolutely add to your Cape Town bucket-list.
#1 Take a stroll along the Sea Point Promenade
The iconic Sea Point Promenade, situated right on the edge of the shore, stretching along the coastline all the way into Mouille Point passed Green Point, is by far one of Sea Point as well as Cape Town’s most popular draw cards and highly sought-after attractions – not only for tourists and travelers, but Mother City locals that enjoy breathing in the fresh sea spray and drinking in all the breathtaking views of the glorious Atlantic Ocean, magnificent Twelve Apostles mountain range, and renowned Lions Head.
The Sea Point Prom as its commonly referred to by locals is a paved walkway along the beachfront and is usually packed with cyclists and people going for walks, jogs, strolls, sprints, skateboarding sessions, rollerblading adventures, fun-filled family outings, dog walks, and absolutely everything in between. It truly is the ultimate mecca for fitness enthusiasts, adventurers, active travelers, and anyone eager to breathe in some intoxicating (in the absolute best way of course) fresh ocean air, get out and about, and soak up some of the most spectacular ocean-front views in all of Cape Town. There are also a few play parks along the promenade for the kiddos to enjoy, as well as ample open space for pets & kiddies to run free under supervision. Not to mention plenty of restaurants, cafés, and coffee shops too. Taking a stroll along the Sea Point Promenade and exploring everything it has to offer is definitely one of the top Sea Point activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
#2 Go to the Sea Point Pavilion
Another one of Sea Point’s top attractions amongst locals and tourists alike is the famed Sea Point Pavilion. Here visitors have access to an incredible collection of pools, including an Olympic-sized swimming pool, children’s pool, diving pool, and a fun pool (all filled by the fresh water of the sea), as well as diving boards – The Sea Point Pavilion is undoubtedly a swimming paradise for both the young and young at heart. There are also changing facilities and grassy Knowles on the grounds.
#3 Spend the day on Milton Beach
Milton Beach is one of a small number of beaches located in front of the Sea Point Promenade. Stroll along the shoreline, enhance your tan, or take a dip in the cool ocean water. The beach also has a tidal pool, an accessible rocky pool filled with seawater that is particularly popular with families looking for small sea creatures and a safe place to swim. Bring your own drinks and snacks along if you’re planning to spend the entire day soaking up the glorious Cape Town sun on Milton Beach. If you’re looking to do a bit of Sea Point beach-hopping, you should definitely explore other Sea Point beaches, including Rocklands and Brokenbath Beach, both of which are linked by the Sea Point Promenade.
In addition to the sand and the sea, be sure to take full advantage of Sea Point’s other recreational highlights. Walk, cycle or jog along the promenade. Take part in an impromptu game of rugby or soccer on the lawns beside the promenade or sit on one of the benches and enjoy the gorgeous views over the Atlantic Ocean.
#4 Take a dip in the famous Sea Point Swimming Pool
The Sea Point Swimming Pool is not only one of the top public swimming pools in Cape Town, but a real fan-favourite amongst locals and travelers alike. This Olympic-sized pool is home to South Africa’s top open-water swimmers, with the pools located right on the Atlantic Ocean shoreline. This allows pool-goers to enjoy a refreshing dip on a hot summer’s day in Cape Town, all while soaking up spectacular Atlantic Ocean, and Robben Island views.
Sea Point Swimming Pool facilities & features:
- 2 Splash pools
- Kiddies pool
- Diving pool / Springboard diving pool
- Saltwater pool
- Grassed areas
- Ablution amenities
- Disability access
- Change rooms
#5 Visit the MOJO Market
This vibrant sea-facing market located in Sea Point, a mere stone-throw away from the Sea Point Promenade, is definitely one of the best markets in the Mother City. Not to mention one of the top things to do in Sea Point.
The MOJO Market is a lively hub of food, shopping, and entertainment, boasting around 45 retail stalls, a fresh goods section, and over 25 food vendors. You can find anything from beautiful, locally produced items, shoes, clothing, jewellery, accessories, homeware, and furniture to indulgent and down-right delicious food and drink options – the MOJO Market pretty much has it all! The MOJO Market is also known for their incredible live music acts and performances!
#6 Enjoy the day at the Green Point Urban Park
If you’re looking for the perfect inner-city nature lover’s escape to enjoy a fun day out with friends and family, the Green Point Urban Park is a great choice. Located next to the Cape Town stadium, the Green Point Urban Park boasts an exciting variety of activities for all ages. From an outdoor gym, fun play parks, and lushes lawns for the kids to run around on, to scenic walking trails and cycling paths, there is something for absolutely everyone to enjoy.
The Green Point Urban Park is also a great place to escape for a while, relax and unwind, breathe in some fresh air, and enjoy a scenic and tranquil stroll through the garden while admiring the vast array of stunning indigenous flora scattered around the picturesque lakes. Not to mention it’s a great picnic spot, boasting beautiful views of Lion’s Head and Signal Hill.
#7 Play putt-putt in Mouille Point
It’s time for some good ol’ fashioned fun! If you’re looking for something fun and exciting to do with family and friends in Sea Point, playing a game of putt-putt at the famous Mouille Point putt-putt course promises to be an enjoyable day out in Cape Town for absolutely everyone. From the young to the young at heart – it definitely ticks all the boxes! Plus, did we mention its outside? This means you can enjoy the unbeatable ocean and mountain views all while having tons of fun – what more could you possibly ask for?
Their handy kiosk is also stocked up with some tasty eats and drinks in case you require some sustenance or an energy power boost as you enjoy one of two 18-hole putt-putt courses!
- Location: Mouille Point Putt Putt Course, Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town
- Contact details: 021 434 6805
#8 Enjoy a cooling dip in the Saunders Rock Tidal Pool
Located on the rocky Saunders Beach, Saunders Rock Tidal Pool is situated between Clifton and Sea Point, hidden at the very end of the promenade, in the suburb of Bantry Bay. With white sand and blue waters, this beautiful spot is perfect for an afternoon swim. While the pool is a popular swimming destination on the weekends and holidays, it remains fairly empty during the week. So, put on a swimsuit, grab a towel, and head out for a swim at Saunders Rock Tidal Pool. Afterwards, you can grab something to eat at one of the many restaurants located along the beach.
It’s known to be particularly beautiful at sunset – making it a great sunset watching spot too!
#9 Cool off with an ice cream from The Creamery
Summers in Sea Point can be warm, and there’s no better way to let some of that heat melt away than by enjoying a down-right delicious and oh-so-cool ice cream from one of the top ice cream spots in Cape Town – The Creamery! If you’re a head-over-heels ice cream lover, you simply cannot miss out on the opportunity of tucking into a bowl or cone of The Creamery’s delicious honest-to-goodness, home-made ice cream – there is truly nothing quite like it!
Fortunately, when it comes to ice cream, in addition to The Creamery, the neighbourhood of Sea Point certainly isn’t lacking in this department – even for those with very high standards. What can we say – Sea Point definitely takes its ice cream seriously!
#10 Do some City Sightseeing
By far one of the best things to do in Sea Point is going on one or all (why not take full advantage?) of the endlessly popular and oh-so-fun City Sightseeing tours, which run along and through the Sea Point stretch.
In particular, both the Red City Tour and Blue Mini Peninsula Tour respectively will take you from the V&A Waterfront, through the city to Camps Bay and then back through Sea Point and its surrounds. (There are multiple hop-on, hop-off stops available at every stage of the tour!)
All City Sightseeing tours are heaps of fun and best of all, each trip offers its own excellent service, comfort, stunning scenery, even as you enjoy easy city sightseeing, and interesting audio commentary, available in a host of different languages. This type of family-friendly experience is a must for the memory books, trust us on that!