I am super ashamed to say that it took me six months of living here to go to Clifton. Clifton is AMAZING. I would recommend it to any person coming to Cape Town and to every local. There are multiple beaches to choose from (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.) Each has their own vibe. For example, 1st beach allows dogs. At each beach, you can rent umbrellas, chairs, and easily buy drinks and food. There are lifeguards as well. The water is freezing but you end up jumping in and out because it gets really hot. There are massive boulders to climb on and explore as well. Just look out for blue bottles when you are walking near and in the water. Boats like to anchor near the water as well, which provides a fun atmosphere. Clifton’s a perfect weekend spot, birthday location, etc. The sand is bright white and the ocean crystal sparkly blue. Its absolutely gorgeous. Just park in Cambs Bay or take MyCiti straight to your desired beach and walk down.
This is a short video on our way to the beach, driving through Camp's Bay.