St James Tidal Pool

One of Cape Town’s most well-known and popular tidal pools, you’ll find this one below the railway line, in the seaside suburb of St James, which is between Muizenberg and Kalk Bay.

During summer, the beach and tidal pool become especially busy, so it’s best to get there in the early morning to beat the crowds.

St James is a sheltered, ultra family-friendly beach, making it perfect for sunbathers and young families, though surfers can ride the reef here, too.

St James has the characteristic colourful change rooms which add a bright splash of colour that, with the aqua waters below and children playing on the beach, paints an idyllic seaside-holiday scene.