Fodor's Expert Review Long Beach
A vast expanse of white sand stretching 6½ km (4 miles) from the base of Chapman's Peak to Kommetjie, this is one of the wildest and least populated beaches, with fluffy white sand and dunes over which is a lagoon and private nature reserve. Because of the wind and the space, it attracts horseback riders and walkers rather than sunbathers, and the surfing is excellent. There are no lifeguards and there is no bus service, and, as at some other beaches, at the wrong times and more isolated spots, there are real safety concerns. Despite patrollers on horseback and the occasional all-terrain vehicle, crime is an issue here, and women in particular should be careful. Tourists always do best not to look like tourists. Hang out with other people, just in case, unless you're part of a group. Amenities: parking. Best for: solitude; sunset; surfing; walking.