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Address: Simon's Town, South Africa

Though enticing for its fine white sand and clear blue surf, there’s no...

Though enticing for its fine white sand and clear blue surf, there’s no swimming at this beach—at least not for humans. Foxy Beach is strictly reserved for African penguins.

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This beach is very quiet because not many people know about it. There are penguins all around the beach watching you while you enjoy the beach.

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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach is very quiet because not many people know about it. There are penguins all around the beach watching you while you enjoy the beach.

Thank Ward51
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Crazy numbers of penguins. We saw penguins on eggs, baby penguins, penguins wading and swimming in the water. Penguins everywhere! Very much worth a visit if you're driving down the cape. there are boardwalks that take you around to a few vantage points to view the penguins. We went pretty early in the morning, so the crowds weren't too bad.... More 

Thank Kevin D
Lugano, Switzerland
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Foxy Beach is where the penguins have displaced humans. 30 years ago it was a quiet, private beach where it was all too easy to get 'dumped' by a wave. Then the penguins came in numbers, SANPARKS appropriated the place and built a horrible office and boardwalks, and now it's full of tourists (which is not a bad thing, of... More 

Thank Martin S
Ottawa, Canada
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79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Boulders/Foxy beach did not disappoint! Even on a cold September morning, we saw hundreds and hundreds of these adorable little guys right up close and personal! There is parking, there is a small entrance fee and then you are on your own to walk the boardwalks along this colony of penguins. No need to take 1000 pictures of the first... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a must in Simon's Town . A real treat to see these funny little animals in such large numbers. There are hundreds of penguins and surprisingly very noisy.

Thank karenwaylett
Baytown, Texas
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185 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We visited Simon Town on a cape tour. See the penguin in a nature setting is so much better than in a cage. The walkway is great for viewing the penguins in bush and the beach. It is very interesting seeing them swim in water and walk along the beach. We love every minute watching the penguins in nature You... More 

Thank texantraveler42
Oslo, Norway
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Just over 30 years ago, two breeding penguin couples set in Simon's Town - now they are estimated to be around 3000. At Foxy Beach there are wooden walking paths which gets you really close to the cuteness, and the 65R entrance fee is totally worth it. It is located in a walking distance from the center of Simon's Town.

Thank Ideatroll
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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794 reviews
530 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The whole of this beach and beyond is festooned with huge numbers of African penguins. Well worth a visit especially if there are kids in the group. Great opportunities for photography - marvellous backdrop of sea/sky on a sunny day. Burgher's walk end tricky for anything on wheels. An hour or so should do it !!

Thank Steve T
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This is part of a two part attraction of penguins. Yiu pay at one and keep ticket for other. Here you walk on a board walk and see penguins breeding and their young at close proximity. The second at boukders bay just up tge road you can walk and swim with the penguins

Thank villagegirl2015
Brisbane, Australia
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1,155 reviews
763 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

This beach has got lots of penguins including those breeding. During our visit, there were lots of little ones and there were lots of cute photo opportunities.

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