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Foxy Beach

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This is the end of the beach nearest the ticket office and is the area where the penguins nest, so... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Great beach for penguins watching

Great place to spot lots of penguins. Actually this is the crowded area - there were no penguins on... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
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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.
Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

Penguins live in Africa, so called jackass penguin type is found here. 50 minutes ride from cape Town, worth for couple of hours to see the penguin, not much else to do.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mohsens2002
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This is the end of the beach nearest the ticket office and is the area where the penguins nest, so no access is allowed on the beach. Well made walkways take you down near the water’s edge and loads of opportunity for penguin viewing. Quite...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 973SimonR973
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Great place to spot lots of penguins. Actually this is the crowded area - there were no penguins on Boulder's beach side at all when we walked there. Entrance fee covers both Foxy beach and Boulders beach. I recommend you to start from foxy -...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RotemN19
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Nice white sand beach with lots of penguins doing all sorts of interesting things. They have nests there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bgoldmeier
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Upgrading taking place with information section. Was wonderful watching the breeding penguins from the board walk. You can swim on beautiful "Boulders Beach" with the penguins and take a walk along the boardwalk to the penguin colony. A great unique experience for the whole family...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Southerncrosses
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This little inlet, close to Seaforth Beach, is teeming with penguins and from the boardwalk it is so interesting to watch them going about their daily lives. We saw quite a few youngsters, not yet in their adult plumage. That they are thriving in their...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 24 February 2018

The board walk takes you here and it is a must to see the penguins. They are all so close and you could stand and watch all day!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank PennyOscarson
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Kepy apart for the penguins but very close nevertheless. There are Dassies wandering around the boardwalk as well. The Penguins mate for life so most are already in pairs.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SimplyFred
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is where you really get close to the Penguin's. Tad upset as they seem frightened for the most - Not well known and found by accident.Best to visit late afternoon - Is quiet

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank trevor312564
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Walked by but didn’t stop. Plenty of activity in and out of the sea as well as penguins mingling in beach and in sea.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Yorkshire1245
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