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Saturday Spot: St James Beach…

June 20th, 2011 · 20 Comments

Winter time is the best time to go beaching in Cape Town, seriously the crowds evaporate and in between the rainy days you do get glorious sunny ones!!! Here is a little local beach that is lovely and we only visit it in the winter and inevitably we have it all to ourselves!!! This beach is world famous for its rows of pretty beach huts…


And no you may not push anyone into the tidal pool…

Otherwise it is a great pace for cooling off toes…

Doesn’t it look tempting…

I know I love saying… this is winter… and frankly when the days look like this it would be criminal to sit indoors and do bookwork!!!

Lots of dashing about…

And wild wave hunting…

And they found them…

And some might call it digging, but really just searching for the antipode…

Sand… sand… sand…




And scampering…

And chasing…

And rock pooling…

And rock hopping…

And wave racing…

And serious arting…

And arting…

And serious arting…

Really serious arting…

Lots of gathering…

Of course there are feathers to gather and the feather finder would find them!!!

And the sea glass collection is growing…

And sorted…

And everyone in the same photograph!!!

Not looking into the sun or the camera!!!

And home for lunch…

What can I say… Never waste a wintery day.

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20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mika // Jun 21, 2011 at 1:34 am

    I MISS THE BEACH!! sob sob

    Those colour huts are amazingggg!

  • 2 se7en // Jun 21, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Hay Mika… One sunny day and we sure made use of it!!! This beach swarms with people in the summer time… it is right next to a station so perfect for transport and has a tidal pool so safe for swimming (hmmm not so many sharks in the pool me thinks!!!). So very popular… But in winter it is perfect and empty and peaceful and lovely!!! AND yes those colorful houses are stunning and adorn many Cape Town postcards!!! So glad you signed up – who knew it was that easy!!! Have a good week and get better soon!!!

  • 3 April O. // Jun 21, 2011 at 2:22 am

    I really can’t get over your beaches! Their treasures are so different from our own in this part of the world. Fascinating!

    P.S. Even the need for a “no pushing” sign cracks me up. 😉

  • 4 jacki // Jun 21, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Oh my goodness there is NOTHING like a sunny Cape Town winter’s day spent outside! Sob indeed! We miss our favourite family and our favourite country. Loved to see it on our screen! Blessings to all.
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  • 5 abitfoanenthusiast // Jun 21, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Wow. Those are some pretty beach huts/sunshine/sand/rocks. In fact, it’s all beautiful! I know it’s winter, but it kind of looks better than the Summer we’ve had so far… but then it IS Wimbledon this week and you can’t have Wimbles without good old English rain!

  • 6 sherrin // Jun 21, 2011 at 10:40 am

    A lovely post that reminds me of when I went to a lovely Cape Town beach in August 2008 :). Thank you!
    sherrin´s last blog post ..iSonto 1

  • 7 Karyn // Jun 21, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Wonderful, wonderful! Its been years – must go there again. Such colourful inviting photos 🙂 glad you had such a blast! love, Karyn
    Karyn´s last blog post ..What’s Your Fruit

  • 8 Nikki // Jun 21, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    We seem to be following you around rather unintentionally….we’ve just got back from THAT beach on another glorious winter’s day! We are so spoilt aren’t we?!

  • 9 se7en // Jun 21, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Hay April O., We do definitely have beaches going for us… in the middle of the hustle and bustle of city life there is always a respite – it is just a matter of getting ourselves there!!! Hope you have a fun week!!!

  • 10 se7en // Jun 21, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Hay Jacki… I know I moan about winter but really I have nothing to complain about at all!!! A week of rain and then a glorious day… So worht it for those glorious ones… Hope your summer is getting into gear!!! How fun summer in a totally new place!!!

  • 11 se7en // Jun 21, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Hay Abitofanenthusiast… Our winter has been fairly hideous by our standards but really we do have plenty of glorious days… when I should catch up with the damp laundry but somehow going to the beach seemed more worthwhile!!! Hope your summer gets better and better…

  • 12 se7en // Jun 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Hi Sherrin, So good to hear from you and glad we could bring back some happy memories!!! Hope you have a great day!!!

  • 13 se7en // Jun 21, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Oh Karyn, This is such a great spot and we drive pas it so often, but sometimes I can’t help myself … just have to leap out and enjoy it!!! Hope you have a great day!!!

  • 14 se7en // Jun 21, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Oh Nikki, How funny is that!!! Hope you had a great time, it is so the perfect day for it!!! Have a fun week!!!

  • 15 Stephanie // Jun 25, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Just gorgeous. And all that fantastic beach glass. sigh.
    Stephanie´s last blog post ..Saturday’s Artist

  • 16 se7en // Jun 26, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Hay Stephanie, loving your summer and your birthdays… yes we do have great beach days – winter is the best time for treasures as well… it is well worth enduring the rotten wet weather for the golden days inbetween!!!

  • 17 Michelle // Jun 26, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Just lovely! You are so inspiring – I need to load up my tribe and head out for a beach day (Northern California)! Thanks!

  • 18 se7en // Jun 27, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Hay Michelle, So glad to inspire!!! I think the easiest way is to just step out the door!!! Lately I have been just stopping while we are out already and play for an hour or two before heading home… Otherwise I totally over-plan and want to pack everything and do everything!!! Hope you get to the beach really really soon!!! Have a great week!!!

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