Scarborough, surrounded by the imposing mountains of Cape Town’s South Peninsula, boasts a fabulous strip of white sandy beach fronting the blue and fretful Atlantic Ocean and as such is one of the most beautiful of Cape Town suburbs.
Renowned for excellent surfing, wind surfing, fishing and /or sunbathing on the beach, Scarborough’s peaceful village and conservation minded atmosphere presents a refreshing antidote to the nearby Cape Town bustle.
With dogs welcome on the beach, Scarborough is the perfect place for a stroll (or more strenuous walk) with family and pets
Forty minutes from the Waterfront, ten minutes from Simon’s Town (with its many restaurants, fine swimming beaches and the busy naval base) or Fishhoek (fine swimming beach, movies and shopping), Boulders Beach (home of the African Penguin) and adjacent to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Scarborough is within easy travelling distance of all the Cape’s major attractions.
Other draw cards include the finest whale, dolphin and bird watching while sporting enthusiasts can enjoy all sporting codes from golf (Clovelly and Simon’s Town) to deep sea angling nearby. <br/><br/>Scarborough main beach is one of the finest surfing beaches in the Cape.
Excellent mountain biking and hiking trails abound, while runners enjoy safe and scenic roads and trails around Scarborough.
The Whole Earth Café, Camel Rock Restaurant and The Hub provide excellent, healthy dining within walking distance of anywhere in the village while other fine restaurants abound just a short ride from the village.
The Hub and the Whole Earth Café have excellent delis for organic produce, artisan breads, fresh vegetables and pastries.
Shopping malls in Simon’s Town and Sun Valley (near Fishhoek) provide an abundance of supermarket, clothing and other shopping opportunities in the area while Long Beach Mall has a cinema complex with the latest releases.
In addition, Cape Town City, Table Mountain and the Waterfront are within a short drive of the village.