St. James Tidal Pool, Cape Town, South Africa
Sanctuary in the surf. St. James Tidal Pool, Cape Town, South Africa
St. James Beach, nestled along the Cape Town coastline, is a small, sheltered beach, popular for its row of vibrant Victorian bathing boxes that add a kaleidoscope of colour against the azure ocean backdrop. The ambiance is perfect for leisurely strolls and soaking up the sun's warmth while observing the rhythmic ebb and flow of the tides. However, it's the St. James Tidal Pool that steals the spotlight—a protected bathing area teeming with small marine life. Built between rugged rocks, the pool offers crystal-clear waters for a tranquil swimming experience. The pool is warm compared to the ocean and is perfect for floating around without worrying about strong currents, making it a safe water playground for kids and adults.