Boulders Beach: Penguins


Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. It is located in the Cape Peninsula, near Simon's Town towards Cape Point, and is home to up to 2122 penguins which are spread along the coast. You can get close to the breeding colony of penguins, swim with them in the sea and enjoy their private sandy beach. You can also swim in the comparatively warm and calm waters of the False Bay and relax at the sandy beach; the big round granite boulders are 540 million years old and provide some shade and shelter the cove from currents, wind and large waves; Boulders Beach name originated from the boulders.