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Silwerstroom Beach


Silwerstroom Beach is a 1 km sandy shore, situated approximately 13 km north of Melkbosstrand, and
about 10 km west of Atlantis. Parking is available for 
170 vehicles.

Silwerstroomstrand is a coastal resort on the West Coast, used mainly by residents of nearby Atlantis and Mamre. It lies at the southern edge of an immense bay bordered by Bokpunt in the north, and Springfontein se Punt in the south. Within the bay, a smaller rocky point called Wintersteen provides added protection from the swell for safe swimming in the sea, and there is also a tidal pool for those wanting a warmer dip without the waves.

Day visitors can enjoy the picnic sites and braai areas, while holidaymakers can stay at the bungalows or caravan park. A slipway is available for boat launching, and the shore angling is particularly good for hottentot fish during January and February. 

Silwerstroomstrand is ideal for long walks on the beach, which extends as an unbroken stretch of sand for 3 km. The northern half of the beach is backed by a vast dune field, oriented diagonally to the shore as it reflects the direction of sand blown off the beach by the prevailing southerly winds. Part of the dune field is a bare sheet of migrating sand, while the rest is covered with strandveld vegetation, which is particularly attractive when it flowers during August and September. Due to its conservation worthiness, this is the southern limit of a potential core area identified for the Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve. The habitat supports a rich diversity of birds, so it is a popular stop on the West Coast birding route.

Silwerstroomstrand is named after the ‘silver stream’ to the north of the resort. The stream rises from a spring at the edge of the Atlantis dune field, which supplies water to the town from its underground aquifer.

Activities

  • Swimming (in sea and tidal pool)
  • Surfing
  • Paddle surfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Beach games
  • Picnicking
  • Braaiing 
  • Fishing

Dogs allowed: No

Horses allowed: No

Lifesavers on duty: During peak season only

Disability access: Partial

Shark spotters on duty: None (low shark risk area)

Address
Silverstorm Road, off R27 (West Coast Road), 10 km past Atlantis turn-off

Information
021 444 6797

Bookings
021 571 7080 or 021 571 7081

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