5 Top Beach Film Locations In And Around Cape Town

Summer and winter alike, Cape Town is top destination for photography and film productions from all over the world. With a wide variety of locations in easy proximity and a vibrant cosmopolitan city as production base, it’s no surprise that Cape Town is always bustling with film shoots. If you’re looking for stunning beach locations Cape Town has them with abundance, it’s just a matter of choosing which beach is right for your production. Here are some of the top five as a starting point.

1. Camps Bay with its palm-fringed crescent of golden-white sand and mountain backdrop is the perennial favourite of fashion photographers. The wide grass verge, picturesque rocks, vibrant cafes and hip crowd make for plenty of atmosphere with a buzzing cosmopolitan feel.

2. Clifton just round the corner from Camps Bay has a series of four sandy beaches with rocks and white cliffs to add to the picturesque background. Known as an exclusive millionaires row, it has an elite appeal and is backed with luxurious houses that make a fantastic base for a locations shoot.

3. Blouberg beach is the answer if your stills production needs to shout Cape Town – with the iconic silhouette of Table Mountain in the background and a long stretch of white sandy beach, or graphic images of dark rocks on the further curve of the beach, there is plenty to inspire the photographer.

4. To get away from urban beaches you only need to drive a short way along the Cape peninsula. Noordhoek beach has a huge expanse of wide wide beach stretching for miles and is perfect if you want uninterrupted sea, sand and sky, with dramatic mountains behind.

5. Thinking of a deserted rocky cove tucked away in the wilderness? Cape Point has a succession of stunning little beaches, usually deserted and unspoilt as they are in the protected Nature Reserve.

Of course there are many more beaches close to Cape Town that would suit almost any beach location scenario and more still a short drive up the coast in both directions. Cape Town based film production companies will be able to seek out the best beach for your location needs, as well as sorting out the essential filming permits and paperwork required in South Africa for any production filmed on public property. And of course if you need locations other than beaches, such as vineyards, mountains, historic houses, luxury swimming pools, urban street-scapes and so on, Cape Town has all of that and more.

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