The Metro railway line that runs from Muizenberg to Simon's Town right along the sea, makes a bend around Fish Hoek's beautiful sandy beach. The beach is popular with surfers and with families with children. Otherwise there is not much else to do in Fish Hoek being a residential and shopping place. The traffic on the Main Road is heavy, often stop-and-go because all the traffic from Cape Town to Simon's Town is directed through the narrow town centre.
It is nice to stroll along the Main Street of Kalk Bay, with its long row of antique shops, art galleries, arts & crafts shops, bookshops and coffeeshops. Many artists live in Kalk Bay in the narrow lanes with their authentic Victorian houses above Main Road.
Further Information and accommodation in Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay to be found on the blue INFO page.
The neighbouring village of Kalk Bay is more attractive for tourists. It doesn't have much of a beach, but the little fishing harbour is lively and interesting. In the afternoons the fishing boats come back and unload their catches. The fish - mainly snoek - is immediately auctioned to dealers. Of course one can also buy fish privately for little money. However, it is easier to go to one of the many Fish & Chips shops or visit one of the two excellent fish restaurants at the harbour.
Left: The harbour of Kalk Bay. Top right: View of Fish Hoek. Right: St. James beach.