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 Windmill Beach

South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town

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Latitude: 34° 12.063' S
Longitude: 18° 27.374' E

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English (Translate this text in English): Just south of Boulders Beach, just below the golf course.
Drive out of Simon's Town to the south. Turn left into Bellevue Road and then first right into links road, just past the golf course. Park at the end of the road and walk for about 100m to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Just south of Boulders Beach, just below the golf course.
Drive out of Simon's Town to the south. Turn left into Bellevue Road and then first right into links road, just past the golf course. Park at the end of the road and walk for about 100m to the beach.

Just south of Boulders Beach, just below the golf course.
Drive out of Simon's Town to the south. Turn left into Bellevue Road and then first right into links road, just past the golf course. Park at the end of the road and walk for about 100m to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Just south of Boulders Beach, just below the golf course.
Drive out of Simon's Town to the south. Turn left into Bellevue Road and then first right into links road, just past the golf course. Park at the end of the road and walk for about 100m to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Just south of Boulders Beach, just below the golf course.
Drive out of Simon's Town to the south. Turn left into Bellevue Road and then first right into links road, just past the golf course. Park at the end of the road and walk for about 100m to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Just south of Boulders Beach, just below the golf course.
Drive out of Simon's Town to the south. Turn left into Bellevue Road and then first right into links road, just past the golf course. Park at the end of the road and walk for about 100m to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Just south of Boulders Beach, just below the golf course.
Drive out of Simon's Town to the south. Turn left into Bellevue Road and then first right into links road, just past the golf course. Park at the end of the road and walk for about 100m to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Just south of Boulders Beach, just below the golf course.
Drive out of Simon's Town to the south. Turn left into Bellevue Road and then first right into links road, just past the golf course. Park at the end of the road and walk for about 100m to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Just south of Boulders Beach, just below the golf course.
Drive out of Simon's Town to the south. Turn left into Bellevue Road and then first right into links road, just past the golf course. Park at the end of the road and walk for about 100m to the beach.

How? From shore

Distance Instant access

Easy to find? Easy to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Alternative name Windmill

Average depth 8 m / 26.2 ft

max depth 10 m / 32.8 ft

Current Low ( < 1 knot)

Visibility Medium ( 5 - 10 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Good

Experience All divers

Bio interest Interesting

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Dive type

- Reef

Dive site activities

- Marine biology
- Children dive
- Night dive
- First dive
- Dive training
- Snorkeling / Free diving
- Orientation
- Photography

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 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English): The entry and exit points are both very sheltered, gently sloping sand beaches.
This site is almost always sheltered and the entry is probably the easiest on the entire South African coast. Wave action is normally not more than an inch or two and is rarely more than 30cm high. There can be a little surge round the point if there is a big swell.

There is a rocky point going out into the sea for about 100m from the middle of a gentle beach. It is a favourite training dive as you can enter from the beach on one side of the rocks, and swim round the point and exit on the other side of the rocks, on the same beach. Plenty of kelp, red and green seaweed, nudibranches, sea cucumbers, urchins, dogfish and pajama sharks can be seen.

English (Translate this text in English): The entry and exit points are both very sheltered, gently sloping sand beaches.
This site is almost always sheltered and the entry is probably the easiest on the entire South African coast. Wave action is normally not more than an inch or two and is rarely more than 30cm high. There can be a little surge round the point if there is a big swell.

There is a rocky point going out into the sea for about 100m from the middle of a gentle beach. It is a favourite training dive as you can enter from the beach on one side of the rocks, and swim round the point and exit on the other side of the rocks, on the same beach. Plenty of kelp, red and green seaweed, nudibranches, sea cucumbers, urchins, dogfish and pajama sharks can be seen.

The entry and exit points are both very sheltered, gently sloping sand beaches.
This site is almost always sheltered and the entry is probably the easiest on the entire South African coast. Wave action is normally not more than an inch or two and is rarely more than 30cm high. There can be a little surge round the point if there is a big swell.

There is a rocky point going out into the sea for about 100m from the middle of a gentle beach. It is a favourite training dive as you can enter from the beach on one side of the rocks, and swim round the point and exit on the other side of the rocks, on the same beach. Plenty of kelp, red and green seaweed, nudibranches, sea cucumbers, urchins, dogfish and pajama sharks can be seen.

English (Translate this text in English): The entry and exit points are both very sheltered, gently sloping sand beaches.
This site is almost always sheltered and the entry is probably the easiest on the entire South African coast. Wave action is normally not more than an inch or two and is rarely more than 30cm high. There can be a little surge round the point if there is a big swell.

There is a rocky point going out into the sea for about 100m from the middle of a gentle beach. It is a favourite training dive as you can enter from the beach on one side of the rocks, and swim round the point and exit on the other side of the rocks, on the same beach. Plenty of kelp, red and green seaweed, nudibranches, sea cucumbers, urchins, dogfish and pajama sharks can be seen.

English (Translate this text in English): The entry and exit points are both very sheltered, gently sloping sand beaches.
This site is almost always sheltered and the entry is probably the easiest on the entire South African coast. Wave action is normally not more than an inch or two and is rarely more than 30cm high. There can be a little surge round the point if there is a big swell.

There is a rocky point going out into the sea for about 100m from the middle of a gentle beach. It is a favourite training dive as you can enter from the beach on one side of the rocks, and swim round the point and exit on the other side of the rocks, on the same beach. Plenty of kelp, red and green seaweed, nudibranches, sea cucumbers, urchins, dogfish and pajama sharks can be seen.

English (Translate this text in English): The entry and exit points are both very sheltered, gently sloping sand beaches.
This site is almost always sheltered and the entry is probably the easiest on the entire South African coast. Wave action is normally not more than an inch or two and is rarely more than 30cm high. There can be a little surge round the point if there is a big swell.

There is a rocky point going out into the sea for about 100m from the middle of a gentle beach. It is a favourite training dive as you can enter from the beach on one side of the rocks, and swim round the point and exit on the other side of the rocks, on the same beach. Plenty of kelp, red and green seaweed, nudibranches, sea cucumbers, urchins, dogfish and pajama sharks can be seen.

English (Translate this text in English): The entry and exit points are both very sheltered, gently sloping sand beaches.
This site is almost always sheltered and the entry is probably the easiest on the entire South African coast. Wave action is normally not more than an inch or two and is rarely more than 30cm high. There can be a little surge round the point if there is a big swell.

There is a rocky point going out into the sea for about 100m from the middle of a gentle beach. It is a favourite training dive as you can enter from the beach on one side of the rocks, and swim round the point and exit on the other side of the rocks, on the same beach. Plenty of kelp, red and green seaweed, nudibranches, sea cucumbers, urchins, dogfish and pajama sharks can be seen.

English (Translate this text in English): The entry and exit points are both very sheltered, gently sloping sand beaches.
This site is almost always sheltered and the entry is probably the easiest on the entire South African coast. Wave action is normally not more than an inch or two and is rarely more than 30cm high. There can be a little surge round the point if there is a big swell.

There is a rocky point going out into the sea for about 100m from the middle of a gentle beach. It is a favourite training dive as you can enter from the beach on one side of the rocks, and swim round the point and exit on the other side of the rocks, on the same beach. Plenty of kelp, red and green seaweed, nudibranches, sea cucumbers, urchins, dogfish and pajama sharks can be seen.

English (Translate this text in English): The entry and exit points are both very sheltered, gently sloping sand beaches.
This site is almost always sheltered and the entry is probably the easiest on the entire South African coast. Wave action is normally not more than an inch or two and is rarely more than 30cm high. There can be a little surge round the point if there is a big swell.

There is a rocky point going out into the sea for about 100m from the middle of a gentle beach. It is a favourite training dive as you can enter from the beach on one side of the rocks, and swim round the point and exit on the other side of the rocks, on the same beach. Plenty of kelp, red and green seaweed, nudibranches, sea cucumbers, urchins, dogfish and pajama sharks can be seen.

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Windmill Beach
By NeilSlater
Dec 31, 2009
OW Dive - After getting our weight / boyency sorted out on two previous short dives we entered the left hand shore, swam around and exited on the right hand shore. I saw a lot of different fishes, alone and in schools. I saw a pyjama shark, seal, crabfi
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Windmill Beach
By vheyn
Feb 1, 2009
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